February 21, 2010

Carissa Hauser Scores Five as Pioneers Beat Manhattan 10-9

Feb. 21, 2010

Final Stats

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (February 21, 2010) - Senior Carissa Hauser (East Northport, NY) scored five goals and added three assists to lead Sacred Heart past Manhattan 10-9 Sunday afternoon at the University of Louisville. The Pioneers got another solid effort in goal from senior Laurine Stafin (Spring Lake, NJ) who posted 14 saves to earn her first career win.

Hauser buried both of her 8meter attempts in the win and also won four draws. Five other Pioneers found the back of the cage in the win as the Pioneers even their record at 1-1 to start the 2010 season. Sophomore Kate Kmiotek (Farmingville, NY) posted a goal and an assists and added five caused turnovers, four ground balls and two draw controls to her totals.

The Pioneers (1-1) opened the game with a three-goal run as senior Farra Coppola (Wantagh, NY), Kmiotek and Hauser all scored before the 27 minute mark. Coppola buried a feed from fellow senior Cori Horelik (South Windsor, CT) while Hauser and Kmiotek set each other up for ensuing scores.

The Jaspers (0-2) answered scoring four of the next five goals to tie the game at 4-4 with 19:33 left in the first half. Chrissy Gutenberger tallied three markers on the run, interupted only by Hauser's second. The Pioneers used the next 12 minutes to piece together four-straight goals to take a lead they would never relinquish.

Hauser started the rally with a free-position goal at 16:55 and followed by setting up a marker from sophomore Alicia Fuchs (Bay Shore, NY) at 12:11. Fuchs returned the favor for Hauser's fourth of the day at 9:46 and the senior then set up sophomore Kaitlin Rochler (Wading River, NY) for an 8-4 advantage with 7:37 left.

Guetengerger closed the first half scoring to send her team to the locker room down 8-5 and the Jaspers tacked on the first two of the second half to cut the Pioneer lead to 8-7. SHU's Horelik buried one unassisted followed by Hauser's fifth, from 8meters, to push the lead to 10-7 with 15:55 left on the clock.

Manhattan made one last run as Caralyn Hickey and Tara Convery cut it to 10-9 with just over three minutes left. The Jaspers won the ensuing draw looking for the tie, but SHU's Kmiotek forced the first of three Manhattan turnovers in the final minutes to secure the win.

The Pioneers will be back in action on February 27th when they travel to Brown University.

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