Sophomore Dani Tani (Heuvelton, NY) backstopped a solid defensive effort, and classmate Emma Jeffery (Baldwinsville, NY) and freshman Ashley Flick (Watertown, NY) powered the offense as the Clarkson University Women's Lacrosse team snapped a three-game skid with a 9-4 victory over the Rochester Institute of Technology in Liberty League action at Hantz Turf Field on Saturday afternoon.
Tani posted eight saves in the Clarkson goal, including seven second-half stops, as the Golden Knights improved their record to 4-6 overall and 1-3 in the Liberty League.
Jeffery and Flick both scored a game-high three goals in the second-contest of a seven-game home stand for the Green and Gold. Freshman Paige Fayette (Theresa, NY) tallied a game-high five points and four assists.
Clarkson held a slim 20-19 edge in shots and controlled ground balls 14-10.
Flick opened the scoring with the first two goals of the game. RIT (4-5, 1-2) and Clarkson traded three goals apiece later in the half to make it a 5-3 game at the break. Fayette assisted on the Knights' last four goals in the opening 30 minutes and began the second half with her team-high 26th goal of the season.
Jeffery and junior Danielle Faivus (Oswego, NY) added goals early in the second half, with the assists going to sophomore Christine Wright (Watertown, NY), to give the Knights an 8-3 lead with 25 minutes to play.
The Tigers got back on the scoreboard with Sage Sarkis' third goal of the game with 18 minutes left, but that was all the visitors would score as Clarkson closed out its first win since March 20 with Jeffrey's third goal late in the contest.
Wright, who finished with three assists, also scored one goal.
Jeffery picked up a game-high four ground balls and caused three turnovers.
Clarkson continues its lengthy home stand, hosting SUNY Canton at 4:00 p.m. on Tuesday.