MacCheyne leads battery-powered Niagara past Sienna

LOUDONVILLE, N.Y.- For the first time since 2003, Niagara Purple Eagles Lacrosse is 3-1 in MAAC play, compliments of a solid 15-9 victory over the Sienna Saints on Wednesday. It was business as usual for Rachel MacCheyne, leading her team with four goals and an assist.

“This was our most complete game all season,” said Head Coach Wendy Stone.

Niagara’s onslaught was arguably its most well-rounded of the season. Eight different players scored for the Purple Eagles. Caroline Crump scored the first three goals for her team, with Jill Ford and Audrey Fithall adding two a piece as well.

Goalkeeper Andrea Francisco had her hands full with the Saints’ offense, but was stellar once again with 12 saves, nine of which came in the second period.

“We executed on both ends of the field and finished plays,” Stone added. “Today was a total team effort.”

In addition to a goal, Grace Hunt recorded two assists to give her 30 on the season. She is eight away from tying the team’s single season record, set by Sandra Gallegos in 2003.

Niagara is back at home for a Holy Saturday matinee with Monomouth at 11 a.m.

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