Bonafede, Stout D Lead Women’s Lax Past Abington

Junior Olivia Hudson and the Keuka College women's lacrosse team remained undefeated in NEAC play with a 20-2 win over Penn State-Abington Saturday. The Storm held Abington without a goal for the final 50:34 to get the win (photo courtesy of Ed Webber, Keuka College Sports Information Department).
Junior Olivia Hudson and the Keuka College women's lacrosse team remained undefeated in NEAC play with a 20-2 win over Penn State-Abington Saturday. The Storm held Abington without a goal for the final 50:34 to get the win (photo courtesy of Ed Webber, Keuka College Sports Information Department).

Senior Maggie Bonafede (Churchville, NY/Churchville-Chili) scored eight points on three goals with five assists and classmate Taylor Smith (Webster, NY/Webster Schroeder) and junior Jennifer Burt (Penn Yan, NY/Penn Yan) each recorded five points as the Keuka College women's lacrosse team remained undefeated in conference play with a 20-2 win over Penn State-Abington Saturday in Horsham, Pa.

Bonafede scored three goals with five assists for her fifth game with eight or more points as the Storm (10-2, 6-0 NEAC) scored 19 or more goals for the fourth straight game.

Burt added three goals with two assists while Smith recorded two goals with three assists to power the Green and Gold. Smith is now one goal shy of equaling Brandy Shafer's (2008-11) school record for career goals (180).

Freshman Samantha Staino (Brockport, NY/Brockport) added three goals with an assist, while freshman Morgan Bruno (Seneca Falls, NY/Mynderse) had two goals with an assist for Keuka College.

Freshman Sydney Forshay (Clifton Springs, NY/Midlakes) added two goals while senior Caroline Arancio (Clinton, NY/Clinton) had a goal and an assist as the Storm handed out assists on 13 of their 20 goals.

Juniors Olivia Hudson (Adams, NY/South Jefferson) and Kaycee Maguire (Potsdam, NY/Potsdam) each added a goal, as did freshman Maura Gosson (Syracuse, NY/Marcellus).

Maguire led the way with six groundballs while Hudson added three for the Storm. Maguire also caused four turnovers in the win.

Senior Korie Fitzgerald (Vestal, NY/Vestal) allowed two first-half goals to earn the win while freshman Samantha Peacock (Phelps, NY/Midlakes) made one save and did not allow a goal in a scoreless second half.

Forshay and Maguire each had unassisted goals in the first minute to stake the Storm to an early 2-0 lead. Bonafede fed Forshay for a tally 2:25 into the opening half, then Bonafede scored an unassisted goal for a 4-0 lead just 4:15 into the contest.

Chasidy McLaurin got the Nittany Lions (2-12, 2-5) on the scoreboard with an unassisted tally with 25:20 left in the first before the Storm exploded for six unanswered goals in a span of four minutes to seize a 10-1 lead on Arancio's tally with 21:07 left in the opening half.

Burt scored twice while Bonafede, Bruno, Smith and Arancio added goals during the run.

Katelyn Haas scored with 20:34 remaining to slice the lead to 10-2, but the Storm clamped down and held the Nittany Lions scoreless for the final 50:34.

The defense was led by Maguire, Hudson, junior Anna Patton (Newark, NY/Newark) and freshmen Taylor Willsey (Mexico, NY/Mexico) and Gosson.

The Storm host Wells College at 7 p.m. Tuesday night in the last home game of the regular season.