April 10, 2009
LOUDONVILLE, N.Y. - The St. Bonaventure women's lacrosse team out-scored Siena 10-4 in the second half to fight its way to a 13-9 victory on Friday afternoon at Siena Turf Field.
The win is the Bonnies third in a row, as they even their overall record at 7-7 on the season. Siena, meanwhile, is heading in the opposite direction as it has now last six in a row to drop its record to 6-7 for the season.
Leading the way for the St. Bonaventure on the offensive end was the two-man band of junior Molly Hastrich and sophomore Christine Hanley. Hastrich led the Brown and White with six points, on the strength of five goals and one assist, while Hanley was right behind her scoring four goals and tallying one assist for five total points in the game.
Getting the start in-between the pipes for the Brown and White was junior Tori Waheibi. Wahiebi played 35:16 for the game, allowing six goals while making four saves. Freshman Victoria Morgan relived Wahiebi and played the remaining 33:32 of the game, allowing three goals while making two saves, to earn the win.
The Bonnies would get on the scoreboard first thanks to an unassisted tally by Hanley to make the score 1-0 with 21:47 left in the first half. Senior Keri Vito would convert a free-position shot just seconds later to put St. Bonaventure up 2-0.
Siena would dominate the rest of the first half from Vito's goal onward, keeping St. Bonaventure off the scoreboard for the next 21 minutes of the period. The Saints would rally for five straight goals to retake the lead. Sophomore Caitlin Mikel would cap Siena's run to put the home team up 5-2 with 11:31 remaining in the first half.
Hastrich would end the Bonnies scoring drought by scoring an unassisted goal with just 33 seconds left in the first half to make the score 5-3 Siena going into intermission.
The Brown and White would come out firing on all cylinders to start the second half, thanks to Hastrich and Hanley. Four goals by Hastrich and two by Hanley in the first 12 minutes of the second stanza would put St. Bonaventure ahead to stay, at 9-6, with 18:28 remaining in the game.
The two teams would merely trade scores the rest of the way, as Siena was unable to mount any momentum the rest of the game,
Senior Lindsey Rosecrans led the Saints with four goals in a losing effort. Sophomore Erin Hepper was the only other Siena player to score multiple goals, with two, in the game.
Freshman Kristin Concordia got the start between the pipes for Siena and allowed all 13 goals while making eight saves to take the loss.
St. Bonaventure will return home for its next game against A-10 foe Duquesne on Monday, April 13. The game is scheduled to start at 3:00 pm at McGraw Jennings Field as the Bonnies look for their fourth win in a row.