Women's LAX stays unbeaten with win over Erie

Two games into the 2014 season, the Genesee Community College women's lacrosse team has already assured itself its most successful season in school history. In its fourth season as a program, the Cougars had tallied two total wins entering Saturday's game against Erie Community College. Riding a season-opening win against Niagara County Community College on Wednesday, GCC remained perfect on the season with a 9-7 win over ECC to improve to 2-0 overall and in Western New York Athletic Conference (WNYAC) play.

Genesee faced an early deficit after the Kats scored back-to-back goals early in the first half to grab a 2-0 lead.

Coming off of an eight-goal performance to open the season on Wednesday, Kaleigh Murray continued her torrid start to the year with a goal at the 19:48 mark of the first to get GCC to within 2-1.

Erie extended its lead back to two just a minute later and after nearly 10-minutes of scoreless play, Murray cashed in her second goal of the game with 9:12 to go in the opening period to make it 3-2.

Less than a minute later, Ashley Makowski set up Murray for her third goal of the game and GCC tied the score at three with 8:27 to play.

Erie responded and tallied back-to-back goals to end the half and led 5-3 at the break.

Makowski led Genesee out of halftime by scoring three straight goals and gave the Cougars their first lead of the game with just over 20-minutes to play at 6-5.

After the Kats tied the game at six, Murray scored off of a pass from Rachel Ball and GCC took the lead for good.

Mariah Niemiec scored her first goal of the season to give Genesee an 8-6 lead with under five-minutes to play and after the Kats drew to within one with 1:30 remaining, Makowski iced the game with her fourth goal of the afternoon with 30-seconds left.

Katya Oakes made 17 saves in the game including a number of big saves in the second half.

Yuki Sasao collected six ground balls, Hannah Dominesey forced four ECC turnovers and Niemiec tallied eight face-off wins.

Genesee will return to action on Sunday at noon when it hosts the Community College of Baltimore County-Catonsville.

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