Levitt and Holland each score twice as #15/18 lacrosse drops Sunday bout with Le Moyne

Ethan Cardona, Contributing Writer

Freshman Cypress Levitt and senior Emily Holland each scored a pair of goals on the afternoon as No. 15/18 women’s lacrosse dropped a 13-6 decision to No. 4/3 Le Moyne at Kathy Zolad Stadium on March 20.

For Holland, it was her sixth consecutive game with a goal dating back to the 2019 conference playoffs. Her two scores today make her the top scorer for the Chargers in the young season, two ahead of junior Marina Skelly, who netted a single goal in the game.

In net for the Blue and Gold, freshman Fabi McLeod had a strong outing in her collegiate debut as goalkeeper, stopping nine of the Dolphins’ shots, including a number from close range.

Coming out of the gates, the Chargers battled with the Dolphins trading goal-for-goal early on. Le Moyne opened the scoring just 56 seconds into the first half of play, with Levitt bringing the home side back level a few minutes later.

The Dolphins’ Adrianna Nojaim netted two goals straight after that, the first of six in the game for her before Holland scored her seventh of the season to bring New Haven within one just under halfway through the opening period.

The teams then traded three-goal runs, with the Dolphins rattling off theirs in 105 seconds. The Chargers answered almost immediately with a pair of goals in just over a minute of play from Skelly and Levitt.

Neither side would score again until a goal from junior Julia Astram coming with 13 seconds left in the half, leaving Le Moyne with a one-goal advantage at the break. Astram’s goal marked the second straight game where the Chargers scored in the final 15 seconds of the first half.

The second stanza proved to be all Dolphins, as they scored four straight goals out of the break. Holland notched her second of the afternoon with just under 10 minutes to play, which proved to be the only goal for New Haven in the second, as they conceded three more goals late in the game, bringing the final score to 13-6.

Up Next, the Chargers will play their third consecutive game on home turf when they welcome the Bentley Falcons for their lone non-division game of the season. First draw is currently scheduled for 4:00 p.m. with live coverage being streamed on NE10 NOW and live stats available at NewHavenChargers.com.