COLCHESTER, Vt. - The Saint Michael's College women's lacrosse team succumbed to No. 22 Bentley University, 15-6, on Tuesday on Duffy Field during Northeast-10 Conference action. The Purple Knights, who played their third straight game against a team nationally ranked by the Intercollegiate Women's Lacrosse Coaches Association (IWLCA), are 0-8 overall and 0-6 in the league. The Falcons improved to 6-2 and 5-1.
Junior Alex Vincent (Rush, N.Y./Our Lady of Mercy School for Young Women) led the Purple Knights with four goals and five draw controls with seniors Ashley Dineen (Somers, N.Y./Canterbury School) and Kealy Moyna (Yonkers, N.Y./The Ursuline School) adding a goal each. Moyna also tallied an assist, pushing her career total to 42 assists, tying her for fifth in program history with Christine Sullivan '95 and assistant coach Courtney Piper '15. First-year Olivia Krause (Bow, N.H./Bow) pitched in the final assist.
First-year Emma Coleman (Scarsdale, N.Y./Scarsdale) caused five turnovers while scooping up two ground balls. She has caused 23 turnovers this season, tying for fourth in program history with Amanda Soule '08. Junior Annie Martin (Mattapoisett, Mass./Bishop Stang) forced two turnovers, picked up two ground balls, and won four draw controls with classmate Kate Martin (Mattapoisett, Mass./Bishop Stang) causing two turnovers and winning three draw controls. Annie Martin pushed her career total for caused turnovers to 57, tying Steph Bonewald '16 for fourth all-time. Senior Susie Ellicks (Acton, Mass./Acton-Boxboro Regional) picked up four ground balls, and first-year Kaitlyn Waystack (Topsfield, Mass./Masconomet Regional) caused two turnovers.
First-years Alexis Bower (Elmira, N.Y./Horseheads) and Victoria Putnam (East Falmouth, Mass./Saint Mark's School) split time in net with Bower serving the first 26:07 with three saves and one ground ball and Putnam rounding out the remainder of the game with six saves.
First-year Julia Glavin propelled the Falcons with six points on four goals and two assists with junior MaryKate Staines registered five goals. Glavin also picked up four ground balls, caused three turnovers, and won three draw controls, and Staines scooped up two ground balls. Senior Ciara Morley recorded two goals while four other players pitched in a goal each. Sophomore Eliza Bresler denied 10 shots and picked up five ground balls.
The Falcons opened up the first 4:20 of play with three goals, before Vincent went ahead and wrapped around the back side of the net to score out front on two different occasions, at 25:04 and 22:22, to bring the Purple Knights within striking distance at 3-2. Bentley then went on to score four straight with Staines tallying two of them. Vincent closed out the half by slipping one past Bresler with 33 seconds left, making it 7-3.
Dineen registered a goal at 27:29 in the second half before Staines and Glavin capitalized 25 seconds apart at 26:45 and 26:20, respectively. On a man-up opportunity, Moyna set Vincent up at 21:06 before Moyna turned around and scored her own at 18:26 with the aid of Krause, bringing the hosts within 9-6. However, the Falcons finished the game with the final six goals, as Morley notched two of them and Glavin provided a goal and an assist.
The Purple Knights host 10th-ranked Pace University on Sunday at 12 p.m.