Saints Rout Nazareth 5-0 on Senior Day
Senior Day for St. Lawrence University's field hockey team turned into a scoring festival for the youngsters as sophomore Emily Riley scored two goals and juniors Brooke Maloney and Michelle Laframboise added a goal and an assist each in a 5-0 rout of Nazareth College at North Country Field on Saturday.
The Saints improved to 10-2 on the season with a dominating performance against the Golden Flyers, now 6-7. SLU outshot Nazareth 40-4 overall in the game and 19-1 in shots on goal. The Saints had 22 penalty corners to one for Nazareth and spent the majority of the game in the Nazareth end of the field.
Flyer goalie Kelsey Evans made 14 saves and the Saints had several other shots roll just wide in an impressive offensive performance.
Riley opened the scoring with her fourth goal of the season as she took a shot from the top of the circle off a penalty-corner insertion by Laframboise with the shot beating Evans cleanly at the 23:17 mark. It went to 2-0 at 34:10 as Laframboise was at the side of the goal and took a pass from sophomore Taylor Vogt, putting the ball back and into the far corner of the net.
Maloney made it a 3-0 game with an unassisted goal after Evans dove out to stop a shot on a penalty corner. Maloney controlled the rebound off Evans' save and tucked it back into the goal for her third of the season 4:49 into the second half.
Riley scored her second of the game on a give-and-go with Maloney 10:25 into the second half. Riley started the play with a pass that sent Maloney into the middle of the circle and then sped to the goal, tipping Maloney's shot past Evans for the 4-0 lead.
Midfielder Chelsea Priebe scored her second of the year with just over eight minutes to play as she took a rebound of a shot by Kelsey Berry and put it back into the net for the 5-0 final.
Senior Emilie Lannamann made one save in 61:56 to earn the win while Maureen McCoy played the final 8:04, but did not see a shot.
In addition to Lannamann, other seniors honored on Saturday included Jen Stetson, Joss-Elyse Smith and Rachel Burke.
The Saints, ranked 20th nationally, will host 11th ranked Middlebury Wednesday at 6:30 p.m.
Emily Riley scored two goals to pace St. Lawrence University's field hockey team to a 5-0 rout of Nazareth College at North Country Field on Saturday.
The Saints outshot Nazareth 40-4 overall and has 22 penalty corners to one for the Golden Flyers as SLU improved to 10-2 on the season with its fourth straight victory.
Riley scored one goal in each half and Michelle Laframboise and Brooke Maloney each added a goal and an assist in the rout. Chelsea Priebe scored the other Saint goal.
Emily Lannamann made one save for the shutout with Maureen McCoy playing the final eight minutes for the Saints. Kelsey Evans had 14 saves for Nazareth.