KINGSTON — A hat trick by Katie Sharp fueled a second-half rally that fell just short, as New Paltz was edged by Potsdam, 11-8, in SUNYAC women’s lacrosse on Friday afternoon at Kingston’s Dietz Stadium.
Potsdam’s Kelly Morris had six goals and an assist for the (1-1 overall, 1-0 SUNYAC) Bears, who outshot New Paltz, 26-20, in the contest. The (0-2 overall, 0-1 SUNYAC) Hawks, though, held an 11-8 advantage on faceoffs and a 35-32 edge on groundballs.
Jennifer Freud and Wallkill product Erin Scherf had two goals apiece for the Hawks, while Lindsay Martin scored once, and goalkeeper Adrian Grasso made 10 saves. Potsdam netminder Melissa Doney needed four saves to even her season record.
The Hawks travel to Wells on Saturday for a 1 p.m. match.
COLLEGIATE WOMEN’S LACROSSE
Potsdam 11, New Paltz 8
Potsdam 4-7–11 New Paltz 1-7–8
Potsdam – Kelly Morris 6-1, Mary English 1-0, Kristen Martin 1-0, Jill Paterson 1-0, Brandi Rovito 1-0, AnnemarieTortorici 1-0, Jen Liberto 0-1, Liz Plath 0-1. New Paltz – Katie Sharp 3-0, Jennifer Freud 2-0, Erin Scherf 2-0, Lindsay Martin 1-0.
Shots on Goal: Potsdam 26, New Paltz 20. Draw Controls: Potsdam 8, New Paltz 11. Ground Balls: Potsdam 32, New Paltz 35. Saves: Potsdam (Melissa Doney) 4, New Paltz (Adrian Grasso) 10. Team Records: Potsdam 1-1 overall, 1-0 SUNYAC; New Paltz 0-2 overall, 0-1 SUNYAC.