FLUSHING, N.Y. (Mar. 15, 2018) - Patriece Ausili collected her 100th career point with her fourth goal of the first half as the Queens College women's lacrosse team comfortably put away the challenge of Nyack College, winning a 17-6 game at the QC Lacrosse Field on Thursday (Mar. 15).
Nyack (0-4) got on the board first in the contest as Julianna Kranes scored on a free-position marker in the first minute of action for the Warriors. Queens (3-1) dominated the remainder of the half and truly the remainder of the game beginning with a three-goal run over the next two minutes of play. Ausili scored the Knights' first goal with 1:19 played in the half while Lauren Gentile and Mary Pat Gibble each netted tallies less than twenty seconds apart to put the Knights ahead 3-1 with 27:00 even remaining in the half. Following Kranes's second goal of the game, QC collected another run with this one being a six-goal spurt to push the Knights in front by a 9-2 margin. Ausili and Gentile each scored a pair of goals in the run with Gibble and Margaret Iavarone also bagging snipes for the Knights.
Tori Silvers accumulated a goal for the Warriors just past the midway point of the half to cut the deficit to six goals but Queens ended the half on a 5-0 run. Goals by Iavarone, both Mary Pat and Rebecca Gibble, Sarah Koehler, and Ausili (which also was her 100th career point) put Queens up at the half by 14-3 and ensured that the second half would start with running time. Both teams scored three goals in the second half with Nicole Moniello hitting the back of the net twice for QC and Rebecca Gibble collecting her second of the game as the Knights kept a significant distance and ran the clock out on their foes from the Central Atlantic Collegiate Conference.
Moniello led the Knights with seven points, collecting five assists to go along with her two second-half goals. Mary Pat Gibble added three goals and three assists while Ausili (four goals) and Gentile (three goals and one assist) each accured four points to their season ledgers. Iavarone and Rebecca Gibble had two goals apiece with Gibble also adding four caused turnovers and a team-high ten ground balls. In fact, Gibble's ten ground balls set a new single-game school record breaking an eight-year mark set by Sarah Boucher against Holy Family back in 2010. Ausili led the way with five caused turnovers. Meanwhile, Jessica Serpe made eight saves in cage for the Knights in picking up her third victory of the season.
Queens welcomes in Wilmington (Del.) to Flushing on Saturday (Mar. 17) for a 1 p.m. showdown at QC Lacrosse Field.