Written by Jonny Stevens
The University of St. Joseph Blue Jays defeated the Albertus Magnus College women's lacrosse team 17-0 at Celentano Field in New Haven, Conn. The Falcons fall to 0-4 on the season and 0-4 in Great Northeast Athletic Conference (GNAC) play while the Blue Jays improve to 1-3 overall and 1-1 in the GNAC.
The Blue Jays struck early in the first half with an opening goal from Erika Leitao just over a minute into the contest. The quick goal was just one of Leitao's four goals of the game.
The Blue Jays opened up the first half with an 11-0 lead. Dayna Gambino led all assist leaders with three as she found three different teammates for goals.
At the half St. Joseph led the falcons 11-1 on draw controls, 27-7 on shots, and 14-6 on ground balls.
The Falcons opened up a couple of opportunities in the second half. Kelsey Proctor (Milford, Conn.) was very active picking up a few ground balls and running from end to end. On one occasion, she found an open Miranda Jassil (North Branford, Conn.) who ripped a shot but was parried away by Anne Pitoniak. Pitoniak was solid in the net as she turned away all seven shots that were thrown her way.