Written by Andrew Capitelli (SJC-LI Sports Infomation)
Patchogue, NY Despite an early 2-0 lead the St. Joseph's College (L.I.) women's lacrosse team suffered a 9-6 defeat at the hands of Hartwick College at Danzi Stadium on Sunday afternoon.
With the loss the Golden Eagles slip to 0-2 on the year as the Hawks open their season with a 1-0 mark.
Keeper Lindsay Ramos was credited with four saves on 13 shots.
Fey opened the scoring 2:08 into the game and Johnston's tally at 24:32 doubled the hosts' lead.
Two minutes later Hartwick's Lauren Rosenberg found goal and sparked a 6-0 run by the Hawks who went up 6-2.
Kreuscher tallied her first goal of the year with 1:40 to play in the half, but Ashley Werner's goal with 15 seconds remaining ensured Hartwick took a 7-3 lead into the break.
Stoppelli and Carroll scored back-to-back goals early in the second to cut the SJC deficit to two goals (7-5).
Hartwick's Hailey Pooler got one back at 11:33 and it was matched by Carroll's second at 8:56. Ashley Werner would be credited with the game's final tally when she found the twine with 2:48 remaining.
The Golden Eagles return to action on Wednesday, March 8 when they host FDU-Florham for a non-conference contest at 4:00pm. Live stats will be available here.