LYNDHURST, N.J. – Post University scored seven consecutive goals in a span of seven minutes, nine seconds early in the second half to pull away from a pesky Felician University squad and earn a 19-8 Central Atlantic Collegiate Conference women's lacrosse victory over the host Golden Falcons on Tuesday night at the Lyndhurst Recreation Complex.
The contest was the final one at home in 2019 for the Golden Falcons (0-11, 0-8 CACC). Felician president Dr. Anne M. Prisco was on hand to help honor the team's three seniors – defenders Antoinette Baisden (Elizabeth, N.J./Elizabeth) and Cassidy Charles (Irvington, N.J./Newark Tech) and midfielder Christianna Louzan (Manchester, N.J./Manchester Township) – in a pre-game Senior Night ceremony.
Louzan was one of three Golden Falcons to enjoy a two-goal game in defeat. Freshmen Asha Harper (Manchester, N.J./Manchester Township) and Jordyn Juvelier (Centereach, N.Y./Centereach) also tallied twice for the hosts. Another Felician rookie, midfielder Jada Blaize (Jamaica, N.Y./Channel View), registered a goal, an assist, and a team-high six draw controls.
Post senior Aolani Hermosura (Stamford, Conn./Stamford) turned in four goals and an assist. Teammates Morgan Cassiliano (Staten Island, N.Y./New Dorp) and Jaylene Souto (Middletown, R.I./Middletown) also scored four goals apiece.
The Eagles (3-11, 2-6) found the cage with their first four shots of the night, the last two by Hermosura, to open a 4-0 lead with just over seven minutes gone by. Felician first lit the scoreboard when sophomore Jashima Brathwaite (Pembroke Pines, Fla./Hollywood Hills) converted a free-position attempt with 21 minutes, 37 seconds showing on the first half clock.
The Golden Falcons came back to within 5-3 on a Louzan marker at the 16:56 mark. The Eagles, however, rolled off five consecutive goals, and led, 11-4, at halftime.
Juvelier netted a shot 0:29 into period two. A Blaize goal at 27:20 made the score 11-6, but that is as close as the tiring hosts would come. The Eagles rattled off four scores in a stretch of 2:05, with Hermosura's at 21:33 left forcing the NCAA running clock at 16-6.
Post freshman goalkeeper Christina Badaracco (Long Island, N.Y./Half Hollow Hills East) earned the victory with 11 saves. Junior Megan Euler (Toms River, N.J./Manchester Township) stopped 13 shots for the Golden Falcons.
Felician concludes its season on Saturday in Philadelphia with a noon draw against Chestnut Hill College.