April 2, 2013

Knights snap Gators' win streak in Skyline play on Tuesday

Box score

Schenectady, NY—Sage's women's lacrosse team hosted the Knights of Mt. St. Mary College in a Skyline Conference match on Tuesday afternoon at Union's College Park Field. The Knights posted the 17-3 win to improve to 8-4 overall and 4-1 in the conference, while the loss snaps Sage's two-game win streak and puts the Gators at 3-6 overall and 2-2 in the league.

MSMC led 12-2 at the break as senior attacker Kaileen Spadaro (Islip, NY/Islip) and junior midfielder Erica Massmann (West Babylon, NY/West Babylon) each had three goals apiece. Massmann finished the afternoon with four goals, elevating her season total to 15. Spadaro now has a team-leading 30 goals and 36 points. Also finishing with the hat trick was sophomore Katy Cartelli (Yorktown, NY/Yorktown), giving her nine goals this spring.

Sage's senior attacker Alexa Pajak (Earlton, NY/Academy of the Holy Names) scored two goals, while freshman Mallory Hansen (Johnstown, NY/Johnstown) added a goal for the Gators. Pajak leads the Gators with her 35 goals and 10 assists for 45 points.  She continues to add to the Gators' career scoring marks as well as she has tallied 72 goals, 15 assists and 87 points, all active career bests for the young Gator program. Her feat is even more amazing as she has played in just 20 career games at Sage.

Sage's senior goalie Courtney Reed (Mechanicville, NY/Mechanicville) suffered the loss after making nine saves. She now has 300 career saves to lead the Sage women's lacrosse program.  MSMC's rookie goalie Deirde Ray (Belle Harbor, NY/The Mary Louis Academy) picked up the win as she made two saves in the action.

The Gators return to action on April 5 travelling to St. Joseph's College for a 5 p.m. Skyline Conference contest. Mt. St. Mary College is back in action on April 4 travelling to Purchase College for a 7 p.m. Skyline Conference contest.