Women’s Lax Extends Win Streak to Eight

Senior Jennifer Burt scored four goals with four draw controls and four groundballs in Tuesday's 21-6 win vs. Hilbert (photo courtesy of Ed Webber).
Senior Jennifer Burt scored four goals with four draw controls and four groundballs in Tuesday's 21-6 win vs. Hilbert (photo courtesy of Ed Webber).

Seniors Jennifer Burt (Penn Yan, N.Y./Penn Yan), Olivia Hudson (Adams, N.Y./South Jefferson) and Kaycee Maguire (Potsdam, N.Y./Potsdam) combined for 11 goals with five assists as the Keuka College women's lacrosse team wrapped up the regular season with a 21-6 win over Hilbert College Tuesday in Hamburg, N.Y.

Maguire scored seven points (three goals, four assists), Hudson had four goals with an assist, Burt scored four goals, and junior Samantha Staino (Brockport, N.Y./Brockport) equaled her career high with five goals for the Wolfpack (12-2).

Sophomore Sydney Forshay (Clifton Springs, N.Y./Midlakes) added three goals with an assist, while sophomore Taylor Willsey (Mexico, N.Y./Mexico) and freshman Gabrielle Moshier (Johnson City, N.Y./Johnson City) each added tallies as Keuka won its eighth straight.

Maguire also won 6 draw controls with 4 groundballs and 2 caused turnovers, Burt collected four groundballs and won four draw controls, Staino had three groundballs with two draw controls, and senior Maggie Mercurio (Whitesboro, N.Y./Whitesboro) added five groundballs in the win.

Keuka outshot Hilbert (0-12) 38-8, enjoyed a 26-9 edge in groundballs, and forced the Hawks into 28 turnovers.

The Green and Gold, winners of five of the last six NEAC postseason championships, will host the annual NEAC tournament next Saturday and Sunday. Keuka will play SUNY Polytechnic at 11:30 a.m. Saturday in a semifinal contest, with Morrisville and Medaille meeting at 2 p.m. in the other semifinal.

The winner of the NEAC tournament receives an automatic berth into the NCAA Division III tournament. Keuka has advanced into the NCAA tournament in each of the last two seasons.

Trailing 1-0, Maguire fed Burt for a man-up goal 1:20 into the contest as the Wolfpack went on a 12-1 run to lead 13-2 on Burt's unassisted goal with 3:53 remaining in the opening half.

Forshay and Burt scored three times during the run, while Hudson, Maguire and Staino added two goals apiece and Willsey scored as Keuka seized control for good.  

The Green and Gold took a 13-3 lead into halftime, and Staino scored twice while Hudson, Moshier and Maguire each added goals during a 5-1 run to open the second half.