Saint Rose

The Saratogian (Saratoga, NY) - - SPORTS -

How­ever, the Lak­ers hung on through­out the fi­nal 15 min­utes to punch a ticket to their sixth ti­tle match within the past seven years.

Se­nior keeper Marika Lau­ren­deau and the de­fen­sive group of se­niors Nia Brown, Deanna Tron­gone, Karmyn Carter, and fresh­man Sanna Rein stood tall to keep the coun­try’s top scor­ing of­fense, which en­tered the game av­er­ag­ing 4.71 goals, at bay. Grand Val­ley State man­u­fac­tured a 26-1 first half shot ad­van­tage that turned dra­mat­i­cally in the sec­ond pe­riod with only a 6-4 Lak­ers dif­fer­en­tial.

Ju­nior for­ward Ava Cook and fresh­man for­ward Chantel Car­ranza put Grand Val­ley State up 2-0 at half­time with a pair of goals 21 min­utes apart. Cook struck at the 21:48 mark and Car­ranza one-touched home a feed from sopho­more mid­fielder Gianna Parlove with less than three min­utes left un­til in­ter­mis­sion.

Se­nior mid­fielder Riko Si­gara made it 3-1 with the even­tual game-win­ner with 60:21 elapsed.

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