Women's Lacrosse Falls To Nyack In Home Opener

Women's lacrosse midfield action.
Jashima Brathwaite scored twice in a Mar. 19, 2019, home loss to Nyack. (Steven R. Smith)

LYNDHURST, N.J. – Felician University sophomore midfielder Jashima Brathwaite (Pembroke Pines, Fla./Hollywood Hills) picked up her first two goals of the season during her team's 15-3 Central Atlantic Collegiate Conference loss to visiting Nyack College on Tuesday night at the Lyndhurst Recreation Complex.

The game was Felician's 2019 home opener and marked the beginning of CACC play for both schools. Nyack sophomore midfielder Melissa Clapsaddle (York, Pa./Dallastown Area) led all players in goals (5), points (6), shots (9), ground balls (4), and draw controls (10).

The Warriors (1-4, 1-0 CACC) held Felician off the scoreboard until just over 21 minutes remained in the contest. Nyack tallied twice in the first five minutes, and the 2-0 score held until an unassisted goal by Warrior freshman Shaylagh Devlin (Kings Park, N.Y./Kings Park) with 17:16 to play in the first half.

Nyack moved ahead, 7-0, with 7:19 left in the period following Jasmyne Moore's (Rising Sun, Md./Rising Sun) first of the night, then found the cage three times in a 57-second span to force a moving game clock. A Clapsaddle marker at 0:14 provided an 11-0 halftime advantage for the visitors.

Nyack led, 13-0, before Brathwaite finally broke through for the hosts. Exactly 10 minutes later, she scored again in traffic, and a free-position conversion by Jordyn Juvelier (Centereach, N.Y./Centereach) with 9:26 remaining pulled Felician to within 13-3. But the Golden Falcons were only able to get off one more shot for the rest of the game.

Nyack amassed advantages of 34-8 in shots (23-3 in the first half) and 17-9 in ground balls (12-5). Felican junior goalkeeper Megan Euler (Manchester, N.J./Manchester Township) made 11 saves. The Warriors received two goals, three assists and three ground balls from senior Julianna Kranes (Montgomery, N.Y./Valley Central), while Devlin finished with two goals and two assists.

Freshman Jada Blaize (Jamaica, N.Y./Channel View) led Felician (0-3, 0-1) with five draw controls.

Felician continues a three-game homestand by entertaining Franklin Pierce University on Friday at 7 p.m. in Lyndhurst.