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Montgomery powers #3 Herons past Knights 16-9

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  • Kyle Evans 

William Smith senior midfielder Maddie Montgomeryscored six goals and matched her career-high with 12 draw controls as the third-ranked Heron lacrosse team defeated Geneseo 16-9 in a non-conference contest on Stiles Field in the Poole Family Sports Dome this afternoon. William Smith is now 3-0 on the season.

Montgomery’s 12 draw controls also matched the Herons’ single-game record. It was the third time in her career that she won 12 draws. Montgomery was one of four Herons to have multi-goal games. Sophomores Natalie Daniels (3g, 2a) and Hannah Evans (4g, 1a) had five points each. Senior Molly Davis had two goals and an assist in the win. Davis added four draw controls for Wiliam Smith. Junior Livvy Von Heill had two caused turnovers and senior Allie McGinty logged a game-high three ground balls to go along with two assists. Junior Maura Smeader played all 60 minutes in goal and made 10 saves.

Caitlyn Korzeniewski led the way for the Knights (3-1). She had three goals. Rachel Dickinson added two goals. Emily Salanger and Tricia Curran had three draws each. Curran also had a game-high three caused turnovers. Emily DeJohn played all 60 minutes in goal. She made nine saves.

STREAKING

  • William Smith has now won 32 straight games at home.
  • The Herons have won 11 straight games in the Poole Family Dome.
  • With two assists today, McGinty extended her streak to 46 straight games.
  • Montgomery has at least one goal in 40 straight games and has 12 consecutive multi-goal games.

KEY STATS

  • The Herons finished the game with a 31-20 advantage in shots and won the battle in the draw circle 20-9.
  • The Herons held a slight 14-12 edge in ground balls.
  • William Smith was 12-for-16 clearing the ball and Geneseo was 14-for-20.

SCORING SUMMARY

  • The Herons opened the scoring just over three minutes into the game. Davis fired home a shot for her fourth goal of the season. Daniels had the assist on the goal.
  • Just over a minute Later, Rachel Dickinson converted on a woman-up opportunity. Her goal was assisted by Alaina Reina.
  • William Smith took a 4-1 lead with 72 seconds remaining in the opening frame thanks to a three-goal run. Daniels scored two of the goals. Her ninth goal of the season was a free position goal and her 10th was an unassisted goal. Junior Katherine Murray added her first goal of the game, bouncing a shot past DeJohn.
  • Maddie Brown added a goal with 17 seconds remaining in the quarter.
  • The defenses shined in the second quarter. Only three goals were scored in the frame.
  • Evans notched her second goal of the season to give William Smith a 5-2 lead with 9:54 remaining in the half. Daniels had a helper on the goal.
  • With 4:40 remaining in the quarter, Megan Cook scored for Geneseo.
  • Daniels completed her hat trick to round out the scoring in the first half. Her 11th goal of the season was assisted by McGinty. It started a four-goal run that carried over into the third quarter.
  • Montgomery scored her first of six second-half goals 90 seconds into the third quarter. It was an unassisted goal.
  • Twenty-seven seconds later Evans beat DeJohn with her third goal of the season. The woman-up goal was assisted by McGinty.
  • Evans completed her hat trick with 11:17 remaining in the frame. Her fourth goal of the year was assisted by Murray.
  • Caitlyn Korzeniewski broke up the run with a free position goal.
  • Montgomery scored three of the game’s next four goals to put the game out of reach. Her second goal of the game was assisted by Eliza Wild. Her hat trick tally was assisted by Evans and the fourth goal was on a free position attempt.
  • Dickinson and Emily Salanger scored for the Knights in the frame.
  • After just nine goals were scored in the first 30 minutes, nine goals were scored in the third quarter. The game entered the final frame with William Smith leading 12-6.
  • After Molly Brown converted on a free position attempt, Montgomery tacked on a fifth goal. It was her 13th goal of the season.  
  • With 7:25 remaining in regulation, Korzeniewski beat Smeader to make it 13-8.
  • Three minutes later, Davis notched her second goal of the game on a free position attempt. It was a woman-down goal. Just under a minute later, Korzeniewski completed her hat trick.
  • Evans and Montgomery rounded out the scoring with goals in the final two minutes. Evans’ fifth goal of the year was assisted by Davis and Montgomery’s team-leading 14th goal of the year was unassisted.

UP NEXT

William Smith will be back in action on Saturday, March 9, when it heads to Cortland to take on the Red Dragons. Opening draw is scheduled for 1 p.m.  Cortland is ranked 23rd in the IL Women / IWLCA poll.