KINGS POINT, N.Y. (April 13, 2016) – On Wednesday, the USMMA women's lacrosse team triumphed over local and future Skyline Conference rival SUNY Maritime College, 14-9, to earn its first victory over the Privateers in the series nicknamed the "Sound Shootout." With the win, the Mariners improve to 4-3 on the season, while Maritime falls to 3-5 in defeat.
Freshman Meredith Willard (Portland, Maine) led all players in the game with eight points on six goals and two assists. Willard, who already set the single-season record for points this past weekend, now moves into first in program history for goals in a single season as well with 30 thus far.
Classmate Jessica Reilly (Sayville, N.Y.) contributed four goals, while fellow freshman Maura Malone (Yorktown, Va.) found the back of the net three times and dished out one assist. Freshman Elizabeth Livi (Fair Lawn, N.J.) added one goal and sophomore Madeline Thibeault (Palm Beach Gardens, Fla.) picked up an assist.
Malone registered a game-high five draw controls and also picked up four groundballs. Freshman goalie Hannah Gizzi (Finksburg, Md.) led all players in the affair with seven groundballs, which improves her season-total to 43, which is a new program single-season record. She also earned the win between the pipes thanks to stopping 12 Privateer shots over the 60 minutes.
SUNY Maritime was led by junior Jane Quinn who tallied four goals and picked up a team-high four draw controls. Freshman Catherine Pfundstein added two goals and led the way for the Privateers with five groundballs. In goal, senior Meghin Paczkowski made 10 saves in the losing effort.
The Mariners return to action this Saturday, April 16, when they host Landmark Conference rival Scranton in a 1 p.m. start at Brooks Stadium. Live stats and a live video feed of the game are available by following those links.
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