The LIU Post Women’s Lacrosse Team showed why it deserves its national ranking on Saturday, April 14th, after defeating the Molloy College Lions 20-3.
The win improved the fifth-ranked Pioneers to 10-1 overall and 5-0 in East Coast Conference play.
Senior Ashley Olen ignited the scoring for Post, netting the first goal of the game at 28:56 off an assist from sophomore Jackie Sileo. The two outstanding attackers have proven to be a force together this season, joining up to score five goals on the day.
The Pioneers gave up a goal just over a minute later to allow the Lions to tie the game up but rebounded with three more goals before allowing Molloy its second of the day at thee 17:14 mark.
From this point, the Pioneers took off. Post scored seven straight goals before the half ended to pull ahead an insurmountable 11-2.
The Pioneers came out shooting in the second half with two Sileo goals in a row followed by a goal from senior Nan Mayott followed by a goal from senior Lauren Spagnoletta to open the gap even further to 15-2. From here, the Pioneers scored five more goals and let in just one from the Lions to reach the final 20-3 score.
Junior Dominique Mosca played well in goal, allowing just three goals and collecting 12 saves in net for the Pioneers. Sileo and Olen dominated on offense with five goals from Olen and eight assists and a hat trick from Sileo. Mayott and junior Abigail Ross also recorded hat tricks.
The Pioneers will take the Hickox Field turf again on Saturday, April 21st, when they host Stonehill at 10 a.m.