In the collegiate debut for the Mount Saint Mary College women’s
lacrosse program, freshman Kaileen Spadaro (Islip, NY) scored ten
times to lead the Knights to a 17-15 victory over Cazenovia
College. Mount Saint Mary moved to 1-0, while Cazenovia dropped to
Spadaro scored five times in the first half, including a goal
right before the half that tied the game at 10-10. Spadaro also
gave the Knights their first lead of the contest, netting an
unassisted tally at the 17:57 mark to give her team a 4-3
Out of the gates in the second half, Mount Saint Mary ripped off
the first five goals to seize control of the game. Freshman Sharon
Cranwell (Putnam Valley, NY) kicked things off by converting a free
position attempt at the 27:23 mark. Spadaro followed up with
another free position goal at 26:05, and then found the back of the
net again at the 22:17 mark to make it 13-10. Junior Ellen Cashin
(Rockaway Beach, NY) continued the run at the 20:14 mark, putting
home a feed from Spadaro. Then, it was freshman Katie Gerdts
(Forest Hills, NY) who found Spadaro for another goal that made it
Cazenovia edged to within two in the closing minutes, as
back-to-back tallies from senior Courtney Caldwell (Black River,
NY) made the score, 17-15. Mount Saint Mary did a nice job of
possessing the ball in the final two minutes, however, allowing
them to earn the first win in program history.
Spadaro finished with 10 goals, 3 assists, and 6 groundballs.
Cranwell totaled 5 goals and a team-high 7 groundballs, while
Cashin netted 2 goals to go along with 3 groundballs. Sophomore
goalie Emily Folino (Staten Island, NY) did an excellent job in the
cage, making 14 stops to collect the victory. Sophomore Julianne
LoStrappo (Seaford, NY) totaled five draw controls and did a nice
job at the defensive end of the field.
For the Wildcats, sophomore Christy Foster (Canton, NY) scored a
team-high 6 goals. Caldwell finished with 5 goals and 4 assists,
while junior Cassandra Gazeley (West Sand Lake, NY) pitched in a
goal and 2 assists. Freshman Liz Cook (Bernhards Bay, NY) made 12
saves in the loss.
The Knights continue their inaugural campaign on Monday, March
15. They’ll host Westfield State College at Marlboro High School
starting at 7:00 pm.
For more information, visit the Mount Athletics site at www.msmcblueknights.com