The Mercy College women’s lacrosse team outlasted rain, lightning, and the Queens College Knights on Sunday night, 17-16, in a game played in Purchase, N.Y.
The game is important in the East Coast Conference, as Mercy is now 3-1 and in third place. Queens is now 0-3 in the ECC.
The game was tightly contested by two strong teams. Freshman Kelsey Bub (Cortlandt Manor, N.Y./Walter Panas) led the game off with a free position goal. But a run of four consecutive goals put the guests up 4-1. Both teams swapped goals, until a 4-0 run at the conclusion of the first half put Mercy up 9-8 at the half. Freshman Kristen Znaniecki (Port Jefferson Station, N.Y./Comsewogue) had the first three goals in that run.
In the second half, Queens’ Sarah Boucher scored less than a minute in to knot the score. The hosts then went on a 5-0 run to take a 14-9 lead. Later in the half, Bub scored her second goal of the game to put Mercy up 16-12, before Queens scored four straight. With just 1:12 to play, the score was tied 16 all.
With just 26 ticks left, sophomore Kelsey Sullivan (Mastic, N.Y./Eastport South Manor) scored on a free position goal to earn the win for Mercy.
On the game, Sullivan led Mercy with four goals and two assists. Freshman Tracey Wandle (Rocky Point, N.Y./Rocky Point) had three goals and as many assists, while Znaniecki finished with three goals and two assists.
The Mavericks (7-4 overall) return to action on Thursday, April 21, at Molloy College.