Orangeburg, N.Y. (4/20/13) The Holy Family University women's lacrosse team snapped the Lady Chargers winning streak after defeating DC, 12-10, this afternoon in a Central Atlantic Collegiate Conference (CACC) game played at the DC Lacrosse Field. With the loss Dominican fall to 7-6 overall and 7-3 in the CACC, while Holy Family improves to 11-5 overall and 8-2 in the conference.
Freshman goalie Brittany Kiernan (Clarkstown, N.Y.) made 11 saves in the loss.
The first half saw the majority of the scoring as a total of 15 goals were scored. The Tigers struck first, but Sparaco tied the game less than a minute later. Both teams then went on a 2-0 run to make the score 3-3, before HFU recorded back-to-back goals to take a 5-3 lead with 16:05 remaining in the first half. From there the Tigers closed out the half, outscoring the Lady Chargers 5-2 for the 10-5 advantage at the break.
Freshman Kelly Barbarite (Smithtown, N.Y.) started the scoring in the second half with her 13th goal of the season, but the Tigers came right back with a goal to regain a five goal lead, 11-6. A 2-0 Lady Charger run with goals from Amanda Shelton (Holtsville, N.Y.) and Smithwick cut the deficit to 11-8 with 14:10 on the clock.
After a Tiger goal, the Lady Chargers added two more goals from Emily Murray (Oakdale, N.Y.) and Sparaco to make the score 12-10 with just over ten minutes remaining and the Tigers held on for the 12-10 victory.