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St. Bonaventure lacrosse downs Bucknell, 19-6

St. Bonaventure lacrosse downs Bucknell, 19-6


ALFRED, N.Y.  – Behind a four-goal effort from three Bonnies, the St. Bonaventure women’s lacrosse team shut down the visiting Bucknell Bison, 19-6, on a wet and cold afternoon at Merrill Field.

The Bonnies now even their record at 4-4, entering Atlantic 10 play on a three-game winning streak while Bucknell falls to 1-9 on the season.

Junior Christine Hanley and sophomores Danielle Drabin and Daisy Timlin paced the Bonnies with four goals each. Reigning Atlantic 10 Player of the Week Molly Hastrich and Kristi Tamasitis each added two goals of their own.

Bucknell took its first and only lead of the game, jumping on the board first at 28:28 on a pass from Chelsea Peters to Becca Devine past senior goalie Tori Waheibi. Waheibi picks up her third consecutive win after notching three saves between the posts.

The Bonnies countered with a 6-0 run of their own as Hanley scored her three of her four goals through the stretch. Bucknell’s Julia Braun hit her first of two goals of the game on a free position shot to close the run and make it a 6-2 game.

St. Bonaventure did not back down, going on a 6-1 tear from 8:44 in the first until 22:13 in the second frame to lead 12-3 after freshman Kellyn Savage took a pass from Drabin to score her third goal of the season.

Bucknell scored two consecutive goals late in the second half, but the Bonnies never relinquished their lead and scored six consecutive goals to close the game.

The Brown and White begin their conference schedule on Friday as they go on a three-day road trip to Philadelphia.  La Salle hosts the Bonnies on Friday at 6:30 p.m. before St. Bonaventure travels across town to Saint Joseph’s to take on the Hawks on Sunday at noon.