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TROPICAL STORM ISAIAS MOVING NORTHWARD ALONG THE EASTERN SEABOARD This product covers Southeast New York, Northeast New Jersey, and Southern Connecticut **TROPICAL STORM ISAIAS MOVING NORTHWARD ALONG THE EASTERN SEABOARD** NEW INFORMATION --------------- * CHANGES TO WATCHES AND WARNINGS: - The Tropical Storm Watch has been upgraded to a Tropical Storm Warning for Northern Fairfield, Northern Middlesex, Northern New Haven, Northern New London, Northern Westchester, Orange, Putnam, Rockland, and Western Passaic * CURRENT WATCHES AND WARNINGS: - A Tropical Storm Warning is in effect for Bronx, Eastern Bergen, Eastern Essex, Eastern Passaic, Eastern Union, Hudson, Kings (Brooklyn), New York (Manhattan), Northeastern Suffolk, Northern Fairfield, Northern Middlesex, Northern Nassau, Northern New Haven, Northern New London, Northern Queens, Northern Westchester, Northwestern Suffolk, Orange, Putnam, Richmond (Staten Island), Rockland, Southeastern Suffolk, Southern Fairfield, Southern Middlesex, Southern Nassau, Southern New Haven, Southern New London, Southern Queens, Southern Westchester, Southwestern Suffolk, Western Bergen, Western Essex, Western Passaic, and Western Union * STORM INFORMATION: - About 770 miles south-southwest of New York City NY or about 850 miles southwest of Montauk Point NY - 30.7N 80.1W - Storm Intensity 70 mph - Movement North or 360 degrees at 13 mph SITUATION OVERVIEW ------------------ Tropical Storm Isaias, located off the north Florida coast, will continue to move to the north this morning, turning north-northeast this afternoon along the southeast coast. 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LIU Post Women’s Lacrosse Pushes Past Adelphi, 7-6, Advances to NCAA Championship Game

LIU Post Women’s Lacrosse Pushes Past Adelphi, 7-6, Advances to NCAA Championship Game.

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OWINGS MILLS, MD. (May 18, 2013) – A Jackie Sileo (Wantagh. N.Y.) goal with 5.3 seconds left on the clock secured the 7-6 win for the LIU Post women's lacrosse team over Long Island rival Adelphi University in Saturday's NCAA Semifinal game.  The Pioneers advance to their second consecutive NCAA Championship game in hopes of defending their 2012 National Championship.

Despite the Panthers' attempt to shut down Sileo with a game long face-guard, Sileo was able to squeak loose with the score tied and a few ticks left on the scoreboard as junior attacker Morgan Chiarenza (Nesconset, N.Y.) found her with a little space right in front of the goal for the game-winner.

Senior midfielder Brie-Claire Drost (Wading River, N.Y.) led the Pioneers with three points on two goals and one assist, Sileo (2g) and junior midfielder Katie Rotan (West Islip, N.Y.) (1g, 1a) each added two points, while four players tallied a point apiece.  Senior attacker Ashley Olen (East Islip, N.Y.) and sophomore midfielder Jenna Pierro (Holbrook, N.Y.) drained a goal each, and juniors Chiarenza and Samantha Losco (Smithtown, N.Y.) totaled a helper apiece.

Adelphi jumped on the board early with Rachel O'Brien scoring after just 1:01 had passed, but Drost was able to even the score as she started from the top of the circle and weaved in for an unassisted goal from straight away at the 26:29 mark in the first half.  Sileo added her first goal of the game a few moments later as she drained a free position goal with 23:49 remaining. 

The Panthers' Danielle Jaycox tied the score at two with 5:47 left to play in the half as she converted on her free position attempt.  With just under four minutes to play until halftime, Drost buried her second goal of the game as Losco added the feed.  The Pioneers held a 3-2 advantage heading into the second half.

The Pioneers did not waste any time in adding to their lead as they came out blazing in the second half with an Olen goal after just 55 seconds had passed.  Olen was initially stopped with her first shot attempt, but not to be deterred, picked up the rebound and drilled a shot past the out of position Panther goalie.  LIU Post scored its third straight goal when Rotan cut in front of the goal and caught a flick pass from Drost in stride and blasted the ball into the right side of the net.

The Panthers would not go down without a fight, firing off four unanswered goals over the next 19 minutes.  Devan Crimi started the rally with an unassisted tally at the 20:19 mark followed by a free position goal by Alexa Froccaro with 19:33 left in the game.  At the 12:49 mark, O'Brien buried her second goal of the game to tie the score at five-all. 

After holding the ball for nearly 10 minutes, the Panthers' Sara Sangiorgio was granted a free position attempt that she managed to bounce past senior goalkeeper Dominique Mosca (Merrick, N.Y.) giving the Panthers their first lead since scoring the opening goal of the game.

The tenacious effort by the Pioneer defense caused Adelphi to turn the ball over with 1:45 left to play and LIU Post down a goal.  A mere 20 seconds later (1:25), Rotan fed Pierro in front of the net who then spun back to the goal and fired a shot into the right side of the net tying the game at six.  The Pioneers were able to retain possession as they won the ensuing draw control as sophomore midfielder Kali Maxwell (Colorado Springs, Colo.) scooped up the loose ball and was fouled to secure control. 

With just nine seconds left and the score knotted, Sileo had a shot wide left that went out of bounds setting Chiarenza up with the ball behind the net.  Sileo streaked across in front of the goalie with a split-second opening that Chiarenza capitalized on, feeding Sileo who buried the point-blank shot over the goalie's stick.  Chiarenza secured the final draw control as time expired giving LIU Post the 7-6 victory.

Mosca was amazing between the pipes as she tied her season-high save total of 13 on the afternoon.  Her counterparts Jordann Dempsey and Taylor Hayes combined for 10 stops.  Offensively for the Panthers, O'Brien totaled two goals while four others added one apiece.

LIU Post improves to a school-record 19-0 on the season, while Adelphi wraps up with a final record of 18-3.  The Pioneers advance to their second consecutive NCAA Championship in hopes of repeating their success of last year when they dispatched West Chester by a score of 17-16.


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