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Tobin breaks career assists record in AU women’s lacrosse win over Marywood

SCRANTON, PA – Senior attacker Emily Tobin (Penfield, NY/Penfield) broke the school career assists record in the Alfred University women’s lacrosse team’s 15-11 win at Marywood University Wednesday evening.

Tobin scored a goal and added three assists, giving her 76 assists for her career. Heading into Wednesday’s game, Tobin had been tied for the record with 2002 AU graduate Lyndsay deCsipkes, who tallied 73 assists between 1999 and 2002.

After Marywood took a 1-0 lead with a goal just more than two minutes into the game, Alfred (6-7) answered with unassisted goals by senior attack Abbey Schaffnit (Bemus Point, NY/Maple Grove) and freshman midfielder Devin Fitzgerald (Rochester, NY/Greece Olympia) to take a 2-1 lead. The teams exchanged goals and were twice tied before freshman Ali Garcia Salt Lake City, UT/Judge Memorial) and senior midfielder Amanda Sullivan (Lexington, MA/Lexington) tallied at the 13:24 and 12:59 marks to give the Saxons a 5-3 lead.

AU wouldn’t trail again in the game, netting four of the next six goals to take a 9-5 halftime lead. Marywood scored the first two of the second half to draw within two, but AU scored four of the next five — the last two by junior attack Michelle Adams (Horseheads, NY/Horseheads), assisted by Tobin — to take a 13-8 lead with 12:11 left. AU held a 15-9 lead after Tobin scored with 6:46 and Marywood closed out the game’s scoring with two late goals.

The teams were evenly matched, as Marywood outshot AU 34-32. Each squad picked up 29 groundballs and Alfred held a slight 15-13 edge in draw controls. Adams finished with four goals and an assist and Fitzgerald and Garcia each netted three goals help lead AU. Junior attack Elyse Caldwell (Endwell, NY/Maine-Endwell) added three assists to go with three groundballs. Taylor McKeown had a game-high seven goals to go with two assists to pace Marywood (8-7).

Junior Kate Baughman (Rush, NY/Rush-Henrietta) made 14 saves in goal for Alfred, while Marywood netminder Katie Sullivan stopped nine shots.

Alfred is in action next on Sunday, April 25, for its season home finale, at 1 p.m. against Empire 8 foe St. John Fisher.