NEW ROCHELLE, NY – Sophomore Brenna Lade led the Iona College lacrosse team with three goals on the afternoon, but a 31-20 advantage in shots allowed La Salle to walk away with a 10-7 victory over the Gaels at Mazzella Field on Saturday.
La Salle (1-1) took a quick 5-0 lead over the Gaels, on three free position shots. Iona finally tallied with 5:40 remaining in the half, as Lade scored her first of the contest. The hosts added two more goals in the half to make it a 5-3 deficit with goals from Veneziale and Gregory.
Gregory scored her second of the game in the final stanza bringing the Iona deficit to three, 7-4. La Salle scored three more times to take a 10-4 lead with 14 minutes remaining, before Iona answered with three more late in the game.
Senior Casey Scully found Taddei with 12:25 remaining to cut the game in half, 10-5, and then a pair from Lade in the final minute of regulation made it a three-goal game.