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Olen Scores Nine, In Big Win Over Merrimack College

Heather Norris

Junior attacker Ashley Olen scored a career-high nine goals on Saturday, April 7th, to lead the fifth-ranked LIU Post Women’s Lacrosse Team to a 20-10 victory over No. 11 Merrimack College.

The win boosted the Pioneers’ overall record to 8-1 and dropped the Warriors to 4-5.

Less than 10 minutes into play, Post took the lead 2-0 on a pair of goals from Olen and senior midfielder Nan Mayott, who recorded a hat trick in the game.

As the half drew to a close, Merrimack was able to score three straight goals to bring the score to 9-6 before Olen scored her fourth goal of the game with 50 seconds left to play in the half.

Merrimack notched the first goal of the second half, but its momentum was cut short when the Pioneers responded with two goals from Olen and junior Abigail Ross, who finished the day with six goals of her own. Post hung on to this momentum, allowing just one more Warrior goal before initiating its own 8-0 streak to pull ahead 20-8.

The Pioneer offense slowed down after the team’s 20th goal, while the Warriors managed to put two more points on the board in the final eight minutes to finalize the 20-10 score.

Junior goaltender Dominique Mosca made 12 saves for the Pioneers before switching out for sophomore Katie Hannan, who allowed one goal and recorded one save in the final 2:51 of the game.

Women’s Lacrosse will be back in action on Saturday, April 14th, when the team faces Molloy College at 3 p.m. on Hickox Field.

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