Medaille Prevails Despite 21 Saves from Wildcats' Maitland

LIVERPOOL, N.Y. The Cazenovia College women's lacrosse team, playing a rescheduled game against the Medaille College Mavericks, in Liverpool, N.Y., at Liverpool High School, had a tough time stopping the visiting Melyssa Tollar ('09, West Seneca, N.Y. / West Seneca HS). Tollar, who scored a game-high five goals in the competition, led Medaille to a 13-9 victory over the Wildcats with tremendous speed and an accurate shot. The Mavericks, with the win, improve to 3-2 on the year. Cazenovia, with the loss, falls to 1-5 in 2007.

Medaille jumped out to a fast start with three unanswered goals in the first ten minutes of play. With the first two goals coming on free-position shots for the Mavericks, Tollar would put the Mavericks up, 3-0, with the first of her five goals, unassisted, at the 21:59 mark of the first half.

Cazenovia would counter, at 19:40, with a goal of its own from Courtney Caldwel ('10, Black River, N.Y. / Immaculate Heart Central HS), on an assist from Kacie Borick ('08, Manlius, N.Y. / Fayetteville - Manlius HS), to bring the score to 3-1 in favor of Medaille. The goal was Caldwel's sixth of the year and first of two goals in the game. Caldwel also finished with two assists.

Tollar, in response, would score three consecutive goals over the next twelve minutes of play for the Mavericks and help Medialle gain a 6-1 lead with seven minutes remaining in the half. Tollar, who added a second-half goal for the Mavericks, also finished with two draw controls.

Cazenovia's Rachel Simone ('07, Syracuse, N.Y. / Marcellus HS), who scored the last goal of the first stanza at 7:07, helped Cazenovia cut the Maverick's intermission lead to 6-2. Simone finished the game with four goals on ten shots and recorded three groundballs.

Cazenovia held tight with Medaille in the second half, but was never able to cut the Medaille lead by less than four goals. Each team scored seven goals in the second half as Medaille maintained its intermission advantage.

Cazenovia's Samantha Maitland ('10, Morrisville, N.Y. / Morrisville - Eaton Central HS) played a brilliant game between the Cazenovia pipes. Maitland made a career-high 21 saves for the Wildcats but falls to 1-5 on the year with the loss. The Maverick's Betty Lupu ('10, Amherst, N.Y. / Mt. Mercy Academy) made eleven saves, allowed nine goals and took the win for Medaille.

As a team, Cazenovia was out-shot by Medaille, 43-27. Six of Cazenovia's 27 shots were free-position shots. Cazenovia converted just one free-position shot for a goal in the game. Medaille converted on four of its eight free-position shots.

Every Medaille goal scored in the game was scored unassisted.

Cazenovia is next in action on Sat., April 14. The team is slated to travel to Keuka Park for a 2:00 PM game against the Keuka College Storm.


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