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Pioneers End Seven Game Winning Streak

Matthew Saur

The C.W. Post women’s lacrosse team began the week with victories over Queens College at home and then on the road against Molly, before running into a wall against Stone Hill College.

Post had won five straight games heading into their match up against Queens College at Hickox Field. The Pioneers extended that streak, by jumping out to an early 5-0 lead; they never looked back, powering past the Knights 17-8. The Pioneers scored 14 of their goals in the first half of the blowout victory.  Lauren Spagnoletta and Jackie Sileo had six and five points each, while Nan Mayott added a hat trick of her own.

The Pioneers played another game just two days later, this time a night game, at Molloy College in Rockville Centre. Once again, C.W. Post jumped out to an early lead and Molloy never got the chance to fight back into the game. In the first half it was the Pioneers’ game, beating up on Molloy to gain a 13-5 lead. The second half was even better for the road team, shutting out the Lions while scoring five goals to finish off the win 18-5. Jackie Sileo had 10 points in total, while Lauren Spagnoletta and Michelle Fucich added four and three goals.

The Pioneers’ seven-game win streak came crashing to a halt against Stone Hill on the road. The Skyhawks came into the game ranked fifth, and the Pioneers just one notch below at sixth. This was a crucial matchup for the Pioneers with playoffs just around the corner. The Pioneers jumped out to an early 2-0 lead with goals from Jackie Sileo and Brie Claire Drost, but unlike in other games, the Pioneers could not hold the Skyhawks off. Stone Hill scored the next three goals to take a one-goal advantage, but the scoring for the half was not over. The Pioneers managed to score another three goals while the Skyhawks would also add another two, so the two teams went into the half all tied up at five.

The Skyhawks opened up the second half with three straight goals. The Pioneers attempted to make a comeback, adding one of their own but Stone Hill threw another three goals on the scoreboard to lead it 11-6. The Pioneers made their best attempt to get into the game closing the game to two before time ran out. The 11-9 loss was just the second of the season for the Pioneers.

The Pioneers have six more games before the regular season closes out to gain some ground in the polls.

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