Written by Joshua Soto (SJC-LI Sports Information)
Patchogue, NY| Lindsay Ramos set a new program record for most saves by a Golden Eagle saving 11 shots as the St. Joseph's College (L.I.) women's lacrosse team wins its fifth-straight contest, taking down Maritime College, 17-3, in a Skyline Conference showdown on Wednesday afternoon.
With the win, the Golden Eagles improve to 6-8 (5-1 Skyline), while the Privateers fall to 1-8 (1-4).
Ramos entered the game with 258 career saves just trailing Courtney Wickline by eight (264), her ninth save at the 4:28 mark in the second half etched her name in the record books with most career saves in program history.
Offensively, Brooke Kreuscher paved the way for SJC scoring four goals and assisting in three for a game-best seven points. Tricia Barrett netted four goals in the contest, while Diana Johnston and Nicole Stoppelli contributed with two.
The Golden Eagles never trailed in the contest and opened the scoring with back-to-back goals at the 27:44 and 27:12 marks for the 2-0 lead. Maritime's Catherine Pfundstein scored the Privateers first goal off a free-position shot, before Stoppelli answered back with an unassisted goal less than 25 seconds later sparking a 5-0 run. Kreucher tallied a hat trick and Stoppelli fired two goals during that run into 15:28 when Pfundstein scored a goal to stop SJC's offensive surge. A 5-0 run that featured four different Golden Eagles scoring brought the half to a close as SJC held a 13-2 at the break.
The second half started much like the first with Emily Fey scoring the first goal at the 29:18 mark, the Golden Ealges netted three more goals at 24:34, 16:18, and 12:16 marks to pull ahead of the Privateers 17-2. At 4:01 Pfundstein fired another goal to seal the hat trick but it wasn't enough as the Golden Eagles soared to a 17-3 victory.
The Golden Eagles won 13 of the 22 draw controls in the game and caused 11 turnovers in the contest.
The Golden Eagles return to action this Saturday when the team hosts the United States Merchant Marine Academy on Saturday April 22 at 11:00 AM. Live stats will be available here.