Poetzsch Leads Molloy To Postseason Berth

Molloy, Poetzsch
Hicksville's Dana Poetzsch. Photo: Molloy College

Freshman Dana Poetzsch closed out the regular season in style for Molloy as her hat-trick lead the Lions to a 3-0 win over Daemen and a spot in the East Coast Conference post-season tournament.

Fellow freshman Jackie Carty (East Islip) made three saves to earn her seventh clean sheet of the season.

The Lions, which outshot Daemen 17-6, opened the scoring in the 31st minute after Poetzsch finished a pass from freshman Lauren Marinello (Merrick). Molloy extended its lead just before halftime as Poetzsch tapped in a pass from junior Amanda Milazzo (Setauket) to make it 2-0.

Poetzsch completed her hat-trick in the 84th minute, off of a pass from graduate student Kayla Roundsman (Islip Terrace).

The Lions will play in the ECC Tournament for the first time since 2011 Wednesday, November 1. The tournament schedule was not available as of press time.