Women's lacrosse tops Philadelphia behind Alyssa Milano's four goals

Women's lacrosse tops Philadelphia behind Alyssa Milano's four goals

OLD WESTBURY, N.Y. — NYIT women's lacrosse coach Kerri Handras was looking for her team to maintain its momentum after its rebound win against McKendree earlier this week. The Bears achieved that objective.

Alyssa Milano led NYIT with four goals and Katie Meinecke, Lexi Ruiz and Karie Znaniecki scored three apiece in the Bears' 18-3 win against Philadelphia University on Saturday at President's Stadium.

"The attack had another stellar game," said Handras, whose team raced to a 13-0 halftime lead. 

NYIT improved to 6-1. 

Handras' squad had defeated McKendree 19-7 on Thursday. So it now owns a two-game winning streak since suffering its lone loss in program history, to 18th-ranked Bentley on Monday.

Znaneicki also contributed four assists to finish with a team-high seven points. 

NYIT capped off its offensive surge with Vincenza DeCrescenzo scoring her first NYIT goal with 18 seconds remaining.

Handras also praised the defense for surrendering only three goals. This is the third time the Bears have conceded fewer than five goals in a game this season.

"We came out hungry, and the momentum from our last game carried us through," Handras said.

After six straight home games, the Bears now will head out on the road for their next game. NYIT faces unbeaten Southern New Hampshire (3-0) on Thursday.