Marist Falls in 13-12 Setback at Manhattan
RIVERDALE, N.Y. - Ashley Miller (Montville, N.J.) scored five goals, but it was not enough as Manhattan scored 10 of the final 14 goals to defeat the Marist women's lacrosse team 13-12 Wednesday night in a Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference (MAAC) game at Gaelic Park.
Miller also added an assist for a game-high six points. Ariel Kramer (Syracuse, N.Y.) and Shannon Haas (Farmingdale, N.Y.) each had two goals and an assist. Kelly Condon (Roslyn, Pa.) and Amanda Tuck (Mamaroneck, N.Y.) also both had multi-point games with a goal and an assist. Ashley Casiano (South Windsor, Conn.) made five saves in goal for the Red Foxes.
Jamie Romano (Kings Park, N.Y.) scored her team-leading 24th goal for the first goal of the game as the Red Foxes took a 1-0 lead just four minutes in.
After Manhattan tied the score, Casiano made a couple of nice saves before the offense could regain possession.
Kramer then scored a free-position goal, and Miller found the back of the net for her first of the game after Tuck intercepted an errant clearing pass by the Manhattan goalie to give Marist a 3-1 lead with 17:36 left in the first half.
Following another Jaspers' goal, the Red Foxes responded with four straight scores to open a 7-2 lead. Miller got the streak started with two straight goals. After a Marist timeout, she took a feed buried a feed from Haas to restore the two-goal advantage. She then scored one of her three free-position goals after Kirsten Viscount (Smithtown, N.Y.) forced a Manhattan turnover on a clear attempt.
Kramer added a free-position goal of her own after drawing a yellow card on the Jaspers. She then found Haas just over two minutes later to bring the Marist lead to 7-2 with 6:57 left, forcing a Manhattan timeout.
The teams traded scores before Manhattan scored the final three goals of the half, including two just 11 seconds apart in the final 17 seconds to leave Marist leading 8-6 at halftime.
The Jaspers maintained the momentum to start the second half, scoring the first goal just over three minutes into the period to pull with one.
Miller scored her fourth of the game on another free-position to put Marist back up 9-7, but Manhattan scored four consecutive times over an 11 minute span to take their first lead of the game at 11-9 with 14:42 remaining.
Miller and Condon scored back-to-back, exactly 60 seconds apart to pull Marist even again at the 10:53 mark.
The Jaspers responded however, with two more goals of their own, after maintaining possession for nearly an entire eight-minute span, to jump back ahead 13-11 with 1:04 left on the clock.
The Red Foxes' defense forced a turnover after Manhattan won the draw control and Miller drew another free position attempt. Rather than shooting, she passed over a defender to a wide-open Tuck at the top of the crease who scored to pull Marist within one with 23 seconds remaining.
Tuck won the ensuing draw control and Miller drove to the right side of the cage, but the Manhattan goalie came up with her biggest save.
She then got called for a stall warning for holding the ball in the crease for too long, giving Marist possession along the goal line with one second left. Miller attempted a tough-angle shot, but it went of the side of the net as the horn sounded.
The team will be back in action next Wednesday, April 11, when they travel to take on MAAC opponent Iona in a 3 p.m. contest. They will then return home on Saturday, April 14 for a 1 p.m. match versus Canisius.