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St. Bonaventure downs Siena, 14-8

St. Bonaventure downs Siena, 14-8


ST. BONAVENTURE, N.Y.  – The Bonnies’ 11-goal second half propelled St. Bonaventure women’s lacrosse to a 14-8 victory against the visiting Siena Saints on a sunny Sunday afternoon at McGraw-Jennings Field.

The Bonnies improve to 3-4 on the season while Siena drops to 4-3.

Sophomore Samantha Cavallaro paced the Bonnies with four goals, netting three in the second half. Senior captain Molly Hastrich added to the second half goal total, scoring her three in the last 12 minutes of the half.

Six other Bonnies tossed in a goal including two from sophomore Danielle Drabin. Senior captain Tori Waheibi picked up back-to-back wins, making 13 saves in the net.

The first half started slow with a 1-1 score until the 10 minute mark of the first half before Siena took a 2-1 advantage.  The Bonnies did not back down going on a 5-0 run from the end of the first to 28:34 of the second frame.  Cavallaro scored at 29:27 before Drabin hit her back-to-back goals within 16 seconds of each other to give the Bonnies a 6-2 lead.

Kristin McMillian netted a goal to break the Bonnies’ tear, but St. Bonaventure answered with three consecutive goals including freshman Tiffany Raskopf’s first goal of the season to give the Bonnies a 9-3 lead.          

The teams traded goals over the next nine minutes before the Brown and White pushed their lead to as many as seven, 13-6 with less than four minutes to play.

Siena’s Caitlin Mikel scored two of her total four goals within the last three minutes of the game, but the Saints could not overcome the deficit.

The teams matched evenly on the stat sheet with St. Bonaventure holding a slight edge in draw controls, 13-10, and ground balls, 14-12.  The shots were even as both teams attempted 32.

Mikel led the way for the Saints, picking up three goals while Allie Kain and McMillan grabbed two apiece.

The Bonnies stay as they host Bucknell on Tuesday.  Game time at McGraw-Jennings Field is set for 4 p.m.