Roos women's lax tames Wildcats, 15-5
Canton, NY – The women's lacrosse team continued to roll on all cylinders as it opened up a 7-0 lead en route to a 15-5 victory Wednesday afternoon on the campus of SUNY Canton. With the win the Roos (8-4) extend their program best win streak to six games.
The hosts wasted no time scoring twice in the first 29 seconds of play. Tressa Goolden (Canton, NY) won the opening draw control of the game and found a streaking Keeley Rice (Potsdam, NY) who scored 13 seconds in to make it 1-0. Moments later Hannah Christiansen (Lake View, NY) caged her 13th of the season. The Roos continued to control play early opening a 7-0 lead as Joelle Percy (Black River, NY) netted a pair of goals. Goolden proved to be the facilitator as she assisted four of SUNY Canton's first five scoresSeveral players had strong first halves as Rice led all players with four goals, while Christiansen chipped in three. Goolden assisted four goals and Percy contributed two goals and two assists. Nikki Holmes (Ogdensburg, NY) also beat goalie Cassidy Thompson twice in the opening stanza. The Roos led 12-3 at intermission.
The second half was a low scoring affair as the team's combined for just five goals in 30 minutes as the defense shined. Rice led all scorers with five goals and added an assist, while Percy tallied two goals and four assists. Goolden finished with four helpers, while Christiansen posted three scores.
The Roos received a monster game from Caty Darling (Oswego, NY) who recorded a game-high six ground balls and four caused turnovers. Rice also totaled six pick-ups to go with her game-best five caused turnovers. Christiansen compiled a game-high six draw controls.
Becca Kieffer (Lee Center, NY) turned aside six shots in net, while Thompson made 11 saves for the Wildcats. SUNY Canton controlled a number of statistical categories including: ground balls (33-22), draw controls (14-8), shots on goal (26-11) and caused turnovers (26-9).