On Saturday, April 13th, four women's NCAA Lacrosse teams will participate in two matches at Oceanside High School with all proceeds going to local families impacted by Hurricane Sandy.
Action in the "Lax Loves LI" event will begin at 11:00am with Molloy College facing Southern New Hampshire in Division II action. This will be followed by a 3:00pm match-up between Columbia University and Yale University.
Suggested donations will be $10.00 for adults and $5.00 for kids. The non-for-profit organization hopes to raise $75,000 according to Robert Transom of Oceanside. Liz Kittleman Jackson, head coach at Columbia, was one of the forces to help bring this event to the area.
Game Report from the Molloy Women's College Lacrosse Web Site
WOMEN'S LACROSSE DRUBS SOUTHERN NEW HAMPSHIRE, 15-7
OCEANSIDE, N.Y. (Apr. 13, 2013) - On Saturday, a total of nine different players scored at least one goal for the Lions to send the Molloy College women's lacrosse team to a 15-7 win versus Southern New Hampshire University in a non-conference duel at Oceanside High School in Oceanside, N.Y. Senior midfielder Kaitlynn Kelly (Rockville Centre, N.Y.), in her return to the alma mater, led the offensive charge with a game-high five points, off four goals and one assist.
Senior attacker Codi Reiser (Farmingdale, N.Y.) also tallied a five-point effort (2 G, 3 A) for the Lions. Senior midfielder Nicole Mastrianni (Seaford, N.Y.) and freshman midfielder Katie O'Brien (Oyster Bay, N.Y.) had two tallies apiece. Senior attacker Alexa Toscano (Bethpage, N.Y.) added a goal, and two helpers, for a three-point output.
Molloy (7-6) got off to a hot start in the contest, netting four of the first five markers in the opening 14:28 of play. Kelly started the scoring just 2:39 in with a free-position goal. Reiser pitched in a tally, and an assist, at the conclusion of the run. The Lions eventually headed into the break with a four-goal lead (6-2), as Kelly found the back of the cage at the 33-second mark.
In the second half, a quick tally by SNHU's (5-8) Adrianna Fratasio (Walpole, Mass.) cut the deficit to three. However, a 6-1 response by the maroon and white extended the advantage to a commanding 12-4, and clinched the win. Reiser registered a marker, and two assists in the burst. Kelly and Toscano each notched a goal, and a helper. O'Brien, Mastrianni and senior midfielder Christie Roell (Seaford, N.Y.) tickled the twine as well.
For the game, Molloy owned a 40-22 clip in shots, a 27-17 edge in ground balls, and a 13-11 margin in draws. In the cage, freshman goalie Caroline Winters (Baldwin, N.Y.) made eight saves for the Lions. Her counterpart, freshman Maria Ploof (Middlebury, Vt.), turned aside 17 shots for the Penmen.
Additionally, all proceeds from the contest benefited Hurricane Sandy relief.
Head Coach Tom Campolettano and his Molloy squad return to action Tuesday (Apr. 16), when they square off with East Coast Conference opponent Queens College in Flushing, N.Y. The opening draw is scheduled for 4 p.m.
On Saturday, April 13 at 3 p.m., the Columbia women's lacrosse team will host Yale as the main contest of the LAX Loves Long Island event at Oceanside High School in Oceanside, N.Y. Saturday's game will highlight the LAX Loves LI fundraiser initiative in hopes to raise $75,000 to benefit Oceanside Community Service and Island Harvest. Tickets will be available on-site on Saturday. The suggested donation is $10 for adults and $5 for students.
Oceanside Community Service, which serves the towns in southern Nassau County, has raised and distributed more than $100,000 to victims of Hurricane Sandy to date.
“Our mission at Oceanside Community Service has always been to lend a hand to our neighbors in need. We won’t stop until everyone is back in their homes,” said Robert M. Transom, head of Oceanside Community Service and also a trustee on the Oceanside Schools Board Of Education.
Island Harvest is the largest hunger relief organization on Long Island. By relying on volunteers, in-kind services, and donated food, they devote more than 95 cents of every dollar contributed directly to their programs.
Final Score : Yale Defeats Columbia, 13-12, in Lax Loves LI at Oceanside
Preview Piece from Yale University Follows
The Yale women's lacrosse team will take part in a fundraiser for Hurricane Sandy relief when the Bulldogs take on Columbia in an Ivy League game this Saturday at 3:00 p.m. at Oceanside (N.Y.) High School.
Saturday's game is part of the "Lax Loves LI" fundraiser event, and organizers hope to raise $75,000 to benefit Oceanside Community Service (OCS). To date, OCS has raised and distributed more than $100,000 to victims of Hurricane Sandy. Island Harvest will also participate in the event.
Hurricane Sandy made landfall on Oct. 29, 2012. It resulted in more than 130 deaths on the U.S. mainland and 305,000 housing units damaged or destroyed in New [lacrosse], according to the New [lacrosse] Times. Its estimated cost in New [lacrosse] and New Jersey is $71 billion. Saturday's event will benefit those in the hard-hit south shore Long Island towns of Oceanside, Island Park, Long Beach and other surrounding areas.
There are 13 players from New [lacrosse] on Yale's roster, including senior defender Adrianna Amendola (Manorville, N.Y.), sophomore midfielder Cathryn Avallone (Manhasset, N.Y.), freshman midfielder Nicole Daniggelis (St. James, N.Y.), junior attacker Jen DeVito (Wading River, N.Y.), sophomore attacker Kerri Fleishhacker (Manhasset, N.Y.), sophomore midfielder Erin Magnuson (Northport, N.Y.), junior goalkeeper Erin McMullan (Wading River, N.Y.), sophomore goalkeeper Erin Mullins (Garden City, N.Y.), freshman defender Courtney Reilly (Manhasset, N.Y.), senior attacker Devon Rhodes (E. Northport, N.Y.), freshman midfielder Kelly Anne Sherlock (Huntington, N.Y.), junior defender Katherine Sherrill (New [lacrosse], N.Y.) and freshman midfielder Tori Virtue (Rye, N.Y.).
Yale (6-5, 0-4 Ivy League) is coming off a 14-9 loss to Princeton on Saturday. The Bulldogs outscored the Tigers 7-6 in the final 30:04, but could not overcome an early 8-2 deficit. Daniggelis and Rhodes each scored four goals, and Daniggelis added five draw controls. She extended her school single season record in that category to 51 and continues to lead the Ivy League.
Rhodes (27, tied for fourth) and Daniggelis (26, tied for sixth) are both among the league leaders in goals, and sophomore midfielder Christina Doherty (Bernardsville, N.J.) is tied for fifth in the league with 25 ground balls. Rhodes (13, tied for third) and DeVito (12, 6th) are both among the league's top 10 in assists, and Rhodes (40, tied for third) and Daniggelis (29, ninth) are in the top 10 for points.