Women's Lacrosse

2019 RECORD: 6-11; GNAC 3-8 / ALL-GNAC PLAYERS: 1

Zelaya Nets Hat Trick in Falcons' Loss to Mount Saint Vincent

Zelaya Nets Hat Trick in Falcons' Loss to Mount Saint Vincent

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New Haven, Conn. – Despite a hat trick from junior Korina Zelaya (Trumbull, Conn.), the Albertus Magnus College women's lacrosse team suffered an 11-7 setback against the College of Mount Saint Vincent on Thursday afternoon in non-conference play at Celentano Field.

THE BASICS
FINAL: Mt. St. Vincent 11 | Albertus Magnus 7
RECORDS: Albertus Magnus (1-3) | Mt. St. Vincent (1-1)

HOW IT HAPPENED
First Half (3-2 MSV)

  • Mt. St. Vincent controlled the opening 10 minutes of play as the Dolphins held a 2-0 lead behind back-to-back goals from Morgan Pavlik and Veronica Sevivas.
  • Zelaya evened the score at 2-2 after scoring a pair of goals at the 18:33 and 11:24 mark, respectively.
  • With nine seconds remaining in the first, Pavlik found the back of the net for her second of the game, giving the Dolphins a 3-2 lead at the half.

Second Half (8-5 MSV)

  • Mt. St. Vincent fed off Pavlik's goal at the end of the first and kicked off the second with four straight goals to push its lead to five, 7-2.
  • However, the momentum shifted as the Falcons scored three straight goals within a minute to cut the deficit to within two, 7-5.
  • With 13:19 remaining, Mt. St. Vincent resumed controlled and closed out regulation with a 4-2 run to secure the road win over the Falcons.

KEY PERFORMANCES
Albertus:

  • Along with her three goals, Zelaya collected an assist, a ground ball and a caused turnover.
  • Freshman Alexis Lape (Bristol, Conn.) finished the game with two goals for two points while junior Kaitlyn Ellsworth (Tolland, Conn.) scored a goal and tallied an assist.
  • Junior Kaitlin D'Agostino (Hamden, Conn) won four draw controls.

Mt. St. Vincent:

  • Caitlin Elia and Pavlik led the offensive unit with four goals apiece.
  • Sevivas posted a team-high two assists as well as scored a goal.
  • Along with her four goals, Elia won a game-high eight draw controls while Pavlik picked up four.

BETWEEN THE PIPES
Albertus:

  • Lexie Fenn (Oakville, Conn.) (L, 1-3): 11 Goals-Against | 7 Saves | 18 Shots

Mt. St. Vincent:

  • Allyson Weakliem (W, 1-1): 7 Goals-Against | 9 Saves | 16 Shots

UP NEXT
Albertus resumes GNAC play on Saturday, March 16 as the Falcons host Emmanuel College. Game time is set for 11 am at Celetano Field in New Haven, Conn.