Huang Enters Scoring Column In Home Women's Lacrosse Setback

Winnie Huang scored her first career goal in an Apr. 4, 2017, home loss to Nyack. (Steven R. Smith)
Winnie Huang scored her first career goal in an Apr. 4, 2017, home loss to Nyack. (Steven R. Smith)

LYNDHURST, N.J. – Felician University freshman midfielder Winnie Huang (Parlin, N.J./Old Bridge) scored her first career goal during the Golden Falcons' 19-2 Central Atlantic Collegiate Conference women's lacrosse loss to visiting Nyack College on Tuesday night at the Lyndhurst Recreation Complex.

Huang set a Felician record for earliest goal by tallying three minutes, 34 seconds, into the contest. However, by the time she found the back of the net, Nyack (2-9, 2-3 CACC) had already built a 3-0 lead. Warrior junior Victoria Silvers (Long Island, N.Y.) answered with a goal 10 seconds after Huang's marker, and the visitors took control with five more goals over the next six minutes to lead 8-1 with 11 minutes gone by.

Nyack stretched to an 11-1 lead before Felician sophomore Liana Chirichiello (Waldwick, N.J./Waldwick) converted a free-position attempt with 10:31 left in the opening period. Silvers scored at the 4:09 mark to allow Nyack to enter halftime with a 12-2 edge. The Warriors kept Felician off the scoreboard in the second half, limiting the hosts to two shots.

Silvers led Nyack with five goals and three assists, and added three draw controls. Sophomore Julianna Kranes (Montgomery, N.Y.) was one of four other Warriors to score three times. She also had two assists. Nyack goalkeeper Alexandria Bisson (Springfield, Mass.) needed to make only one save to earn the victory.

Freshman keeper Megan Euler (Manchester, N.J./Manchester Township) led Felician (0-6, 0-4) with three ground balls and two caused turnovers. Euler was credited with 10 saves. Nyack out-shot the Golden Falcons, 37-5. Chirichiello picked up three of Felician's six draw controls.

The teams combined for 53 fouls, and each side was issued two yellow cards. Nyack was awarded 10 free-position shots, converting six.

Felician is home again on Saturday for a 10 a.m. draw against Caldwell University in CACC action in Lyndhurst.