Daniels, Davis net milestones, Herons race past Yellowjackets 21-8

Senior Molly Davis scored her 100th career goal and sophomore Natalie Daniels recorded her 100th career point as the sixth-ranked William Smith lacrosse team cruised to a 21-8 victory over Rochester in a Liberty League game at Fauver Stadium this afternoon. With the win, the Herons are now 14-2 overall, with an 8-1 mark in conference play.

William Smith’s offensive attack was led by the senior trio Maddie Montgomery, Davis and Daniels who each scored five goals. Montgomery added an assist to finish with a game-high six points. The five goals for Davis were a career high. Daniels also had a game-high six draw control. First year Janey Sypeck had a game-high three, caused a turnover and picked up two ground balls. Junior Maura Smeader played 56 minutes in goal and made four saves. She had a game-high five ground balls.

Rochester (8-7, 5-4) was led by Emily Schillinger (3g) and Gracie Giannettino (1g, 2a), who each had three points. Alyssa Gorny had four draw controls for the Yellowjackets and Grace Crochiere had five ground balls. Ava Saffren played all 60 minutes in goal and made five saves.


  • With a goal and four assists in today’s match senior Allie McGinty extended her points streak to 59 games.
  • William Smith has won 10 games in a row against Rochester.


  • The Herons finished the game with a 33-17 advantage in shots and an 18-13 edge in ground balls.
  • Rochester had a slim 16-15 lead in the tie circle.
  • William Smith was 19-for-20 clearing the ball and the Yellowjackets were 11-for-16.


  • With hat tricks in the first half of today’s match, both Davis and Daniels reached career milestones. Davis’ third goal of the match was the 100th of her career. Daniels joined the 100-point club.


  • Barely a minute into the match, the Herons opened the scoring. Junior Katherine Murray bounced a shot past Saffren for her 17th goal of the season.
  • Rochester tied the game on their next possession when Anna Rogers dipped home a feed from Crochiere. It was her 28th goal of the year.
  • With 11:48 left in the opening frame, Davis scored on a free position attempt for her 19th goal of the season.
  • Rochester tied the game at two with 5:30 left in the quarter on Gorny’s free position goal. It was her 40th of the season.
  • William Smith scored three straight goals to take a 5–2 lead with 1:52 left in the first quarter. Daniels started the run with her 44th goal of the year. Ninety seconds later, McGinty scored her 18th goal of the year off a feed from Montgomery. With 1:57 left, senior Emily Griffin scored on a free position shot. It was her fourth goal of the year.
  • Rochester scored two of the last three goals of the quarter. Giannettino and Schillinger were credited with the goals.
  • Sophomore Jess Finnerty scored off a feed from McGinty for her sixth goal of the year.
  • William Smith took control of the match, scoring seven straight goals to start the second quarter. Davis started the run and scored her second and third goals of the game in the first four minutes of the frame. Her twentieth goal of the year was a goal from a free position. McGinty assisted her hat-trick goal.
  • With 10:40 left in the half, Daniels knocked home a pass from McGinty for her 45th goal of the season. Two minutes later, freshman Kira Fulton scored after a free position attempt. It was her fourth goal of the year. Murray extended the run with a free position of his own, giving William Smith an 11-4 lead.
  • Daniels completed her hat trick with just over two minutes left in the half. The unassisted goal was her 46th of the season.
  • Jenna Ufberg and Emily Schillinger scored for the Yellowjackets and Daniels scored a goal with 18 seconds left to make it 13-6, William Smith after 30 minutes.
  • The Herons scored nine unanswered goals to start the second half, including all seven in the third quarter. Montgomery had a natural hat trick to open the third quarter. The three unassisted goals brought her season total to 53 goals. Davis and Daniels scored the next two goals. They were their 22nd and 48th goals of the year respectively. Montgomery scored two more goals before the quarter was over. Her 54th goal of the year was a women’s goal Alexandra Tapia assisted her 55th.
  • Davis opened the fourth quarter with her fifth goal of the game.
  • Regi Merkin and Schillinger completed the score.


William Smith will return to action this Saturday, April 27, when it welcomes Vassar to Boswell Field. The opening draw is scheduled for 12 noon.