Samantha Haab and Lizzy Gendell scored two goals each as St. Lawrence University's field hockey team cruised to a 8-0 win over winless SUNY Morrisville on North Country Field Tuesday afternoon.
The Saints, now 4-8, scored four times in the first 7:37 of the game and then went to the bench early and often as 21 players saw action in the game. SLU outshot Morrisville 42-4 and the Mustangs got their only shot on goal in the final minute which backup goalie Kim Haab kicked out for the only save of the game for Saint goaltenders. Nicole Matos started the game with Haab coming in with 14:50 gone.
Haab scored the game's first goal, her third of the season, just 51 seconds in as Kate Higgins drove down the middle and took the initial shot which Haab tipped in at the post. Lizzy Saward flipped in a loose ball at the side of the cage at 1:49 and Haab chipped the ball over sprawled goaltender Nicole Gregg from Kara Pelosi off a Saint corner with 4:28 gone. Pelosi completed the early scoring burst when she dribbled the ball in from the left side and stickhandled around Gregg before tucking the ball away for her fourth of the year.
Gendell scored her first collegiate goal at 27:47 of the first half, tapping the ball in at the post from Molly Manning after a penalty corner and Anna Hughes made it 6-0 at the half when she scored from point blank range at the right post for her first collegiate goal with 1:55 to go in the first half.
Gendell scored her second of the game on a rebound off a save by Morrisville backup goaltender Meaghan Mack 5:08 into the second half and Erica French finished off a two-on-one break with her first of the season to with a shot to the right post from the left side at 67:48.
Gregg and Mack combined for 21 saves with Gregg making 14 on 20 shots on goal in the first half and Mack stopping seven of nine in the second half. The Saints had 19 penalty corners to three for Morrisville.
SLU will return to action at Nazareth on Friday.