April 24, 2010
ORLANDO, FL - Freshman Gabriella Riber (Stockholm, Sweden) had the second lowest round of the day at the NEC Championships with a 74 and helped the Sacred Heart women's golf team climb within one shot of first place Long Island University after the second round on Saturday.
Long Island maintained its lead entering the final day of competition, firing 321, enroute to a two-day total of 639. SHU held its position in second place after shooting a round-low 312 for a 640 total. Robert Morris also shot a 312 in the second round to bump itself up one spot into third position at 646. Fairleigh Dickinson sits infourth place at 648 and Saint Francis (PA)is fifth at 666.
Riber has a 157 total after two rounds. Ashleigh Frieday of Robert Morris and Natalie Desjardins of LIU share the medalist lead at 150.
Sophomore Carly Bergin (Binghamton, NY) shaved three strokes off her first round score and shot a 78 on Saturday to sit in a sixth-place tie at 159. Freshman Taylor Coleman (Worcester, MA) is the next lowest Pioneer with a 160 total in eighth place. Michelle Riber (Stockholm, Sweden) rounded out the Pioneer scorers with a second-round 82 and a 164 total in a 13th-place tie.
The tournament concludes tomorrow at the ChampionsGate Golf Club. The winning team gets an automatic berth into the NCAA Regional Championships.