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Risler's five goals not enough as Sage falls to Elms

Risler's five goals not enough as Sage falls to Elms

Albany, NY— The Sage Colleges' women's lacrosse team hosted the Blazers of Elms College in a non-conference match on Tuesday evening. Elms led 8-6 at the half but got a big second half performance from a pair of performers senior attacker Vanessa Vurno (Salem, CT/East Lyme) and junior midfielder Haley Richard (Monson, MA/Monson) as they each added three second half goals in besting Sage, 19-12. With the win, Elms is now 3-1 overall and Sage drops to 1-3.

For the game, Vurno finished with 10 points on six goals with four assists, while Richard added four goals with two assists. Junior attacker Reilly Jodoin (South Hadley, MA/South Hadley) added five goals with an assist for the Blazers.

Sage's junior attacker Anne Risler (Albany, NY/Academy of the Holy Names) led the Gators with her five goals with seven draw controls. Junior midfielder Brittany Gage (Pine Bush, NY/Pine Bush) added three goals with an assist and racked up eight draws in the match.

In goal, Elm's sophomore keeper Emily Huber (Jefferson, ME/Lincoln Academy) earned the win with 8 saves in 60 minutes of work with 12 goals allowed. Sage's sophomore Marina Azab (Niskayuna, NY/Niskayuna) took the loss with 8 goals allowed in 30 minutes of work with 10 saves. Azab drops to 0-2 on the season. At the half, Sage's sophomore keeper Carly Plaisance (Benninton, VT/Mount Anthony Union) entered the net for the Gators and recorded 12 saves with 11 goals allowed.

For the Gators, Risler moved into the No. 9 spot in career points (43) and No. 9 in career goals with 36. Gage is now fifth in the career record book with her 12 assists, while standing No. 3 in career draw controls with 85.

Sage is back in action on March 23 travelling to Alfred University for their 2019 Empire 8 opener with the Saxons at 2 p.m. Elms is back in action on March 22 hosting Purchase College in a 4:30 p.m. non-conference match.

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