Women's lacrosse scores most goals in program history, tops Chestnut Hill

Lexi Ruiz drives to the net during Saturday's 21-7 win against Chestnut Hill.
Lexi Ruiz drives to the net during Saturday's 21-7 win against Chestnut Hill.

OLD WESTBURY, N.Y. — The NYIT women's lacrosse program established another program record on Saturday. The Bears set a high mark for goals in a game while posting a 21-7 win against Chestnut Hill at President's Stadium.

Katie Meinecke had six goals and three assists, Alyssa Milano contributed five goals and an assist and Karie Znaniecki had four goals and three assists in the nonconference victory.

The 15th-ranked Bears improved to 8-1.

Saturday's scoring output topped 20-goal games against the District of Columbia on March 3 and Holy Family on March 8 for the most in the young program's history.

"The offense did well in making their shots count and the defense held strong throughout the game," coach Kerri Handras said.

Said Meinecke: "I thought we transitioned very well and moved the ball on attack, and ran through our plays well and made our shots count."

NYIT returns to action Wednesday with an East Coast Conference game against Bridgeport at President's Stadium at 11 a.m.