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Marist Downs Women’s Lacrosse

Courtesy: Canisius College Athletics
Release: 04/14/2012
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Poughkeepsie, N.Y. - Marist used a late four-goal run to earn a 13-11 victory over the visiting Canisius College women's lacrosse team on Saturday afternoon. The loss drops the Griffs to 6-7 on the season and 2-2 in MAAC play, while the Red Foxes improve to 3-11 and 2-2 against league foes.

"We were absolutely terrible in most areas of the game," said Canisius head coach Scott Teeter. "It was a day that we needed leadership from our upperclassmen and we didn't get much. It is the story of our team right now - we can never do anything easy. Marist did a better job of making adjustments and really controlled the game in the second half."

Senior Megan Oosting set a career high with eight points on the afternoon behind four goals and a personal-best four assists.

Senior Carly Quinn and junior Morgan Leonard both netted two goals in the loss, while junior Lindsey Morgan, sophomore Maria Kotas and freshman Tori Quinn each added a score.

Freshman Kayla Scully recorded six saves in net for the Griffs.

The Griffs started the contest strong only to see the Red Foxes respond and take the lead. Leonard netted a goal just nine seconds into the game for a 1-0 lead and Oosting followed less than a minute later for a two-goal advantage 69 seconds into the contest.

Marist, however, tallied four of the game's next five goals to take its first lead of the day, 4-3, with 23 minutes remaining in the first half. The teams then traded goals before the Canisius defense stepped up to give the team the halftime lead. The Griffs kept the Red Foxes off the scoreboard for the final 19 minutes of the period while netting the last three goals for a 7-5 lead after 30 minutes of play.

The Red Foxes opened the second stanza with a 3-1 run in the first 4:12 to tie the game at eight and the teams then played back-and-forth lacrosse for the remainder of the game until Marist took control in the final minutes. Oosting gave the Griffs a 10-9 lead with 14:09 remaining in the game but the Red Foxes netted the next four goals while keeping Canisius off the scoreboard until the final minute of play.

Marist outscored the Griffs, 8-4, in the second half to earn the 13-11 victory. Overall, Canisius had a slight advantage in shots, 32-29, but the Red Foxes won the draw-control battle, 14-12, behind a 9-4 advantage in the second half.

Ariel Kramer and Emily Leonard led the Red Foxes with three goals on the afternoon, while Ashley Casiano recorded 14 saves in net to earn the victory.

Canisius continues MAAC play on Wednesday, hosting Niagara in a Senior Day contest. The Griffs and Purple Eagles are set to begin play at 7 p.m. at the Demske Sports Complex.

Game Notes: Marist now holds a 15-3 edge in the all-time series and a 8-1 advantage in Poughkeepsie ... Canisius has never defeated the Red Foxes in consecutive games ... The Griffs last lost a game when holding a halftime lead at Marist on April 30, 2010 in the MAAC Semifinals ... Canisius had won its last 17 games when leading at the break ... Oosting's previous career highs were seven points against Siena (April 4, 2012) and three assists versus Duquesne (March 27, 2011).

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