Elizabethtown Stops Merchant Marine for First Win

GREAT NECK, N.Y. - Elizabethtown got its first taste of victory in 2014 with a 12-8 Landmark road victory at Merchant Marine on Saturday afternoon. Addie Stang led the Blue Jays with five goals, while Beata Palosz stopped eight shots for her first win in goal.

Stang struck for Elizabethtown (1-10, 1-4 Landmark) at the 26:11 mark to break the scoreless tie and give the Jays a 1-0 lead.

The Mariners (1-7, 0-4 Landmark) tallied three of the next four goals in the contest, leading 3-2 after Emily Finnin scored her first of two on the afternoon with 15:43 left in the first half.

USMMA's lead lasted only 26 seconds as Stang scored goal number two to tie it back up 3-3. Stang's goal began a 5-0 run for EC, running the lead up to 7-3. In that run, Jessica Binnig scored her first and second career goals.

Elizabethtown led 7-4 at the half, outshooting the Mariners 18-12 and going 5 for 7 on clearing attempts.

Merchant Marine scored three unanswered goals over the first five minutes of the second half to come even with the Blue Jays at 7-7.

Adriana Bertolino's free-position with just over 20 minutes left in the game broke the tie and put E-town back in front, ultimately for good.

Dana Robidoux, Stang (twice), and Lindsay Crue netted the remaining goals for the Jays. For Crue, it was her first career collegiate goal.

Palosz played all 60 minutes, making eight saves to earn her first win.

Krissy Pennell led Elizabethtown defensively with six ground balls and five caused turnovers. Robidoux had four of E-town's draw controls and four ground balls. EC had 13 draw controls in the game to USMMA's eight.

The team remains on the road, traveling to face Eastern on Tuesday, April 15 at 4:00 p.m.

2014-04-12



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