COLCHESTER, Vt. - The Saint Michael's College women's lacrosse team was upended by No. 10 Pace University, 15-7, on Sunday on Duffy Field during Northeast-10 Conference play. The Purple Knights, who completed their fourth straight game against a team nationally ranked by the Intercollegiate Women's Lacrosse Coaches Association (IWLCA), are 0-9 overall and 0-7 in the league. The Setters improved to 8-3 and 5-2.
Senior Kealy Moyna (Yonkers, N.Y./The Ursuline School) registered her second hat trick of the season and a caused turnover while junior Alex Vincent (Rush, N.Y./Our Lady of Mercy School for Young Women) turned in a four-point day on two goals and two assists. Moyna moved into a tie with Megan Rule '07 for 13th in program history with 115 career points.
First-year Kaitlyn Waystack (Topsfield, Mass./Masconomet Regional) added a goal while classmate Olivia Krause (Bow, N.H./Bow) pitched in the final goal. Sophomore Lilly Hardy (Greenland, N.H./Portsmouth) notched a game-high four ground balls and caused two turnovers as junior Annie Martin (Mattapoisett, Mass./Bishop Stang) and first-year Courtney Kelly (Arlington, Mass./Arlington) both scooped up two ground balls and caused a turnover, with Annie Martin winning two draw controls. First-year Ashley Turner (Monkton, Vt./Mount Abraham Union) won four draw controls while senior Ashley Dineen (Somers, N.Y./Canterbury School) won three and added an assist.
First-year Alexis Bower (Elmira, N.Y./Horseheads) recorded seven saves during 25:58 of play before classmates Victoria Putnam (East Falmouth, Mass./Saint Mark's School) and Lucy Chin (Lexington, Mass./Lexington) came in for relief, as Putnam made five saves in 29:12 and Chin made one save in 4:50 during her college debut.
Senior Angela Kelly led the Setters with four points on three goals and an assist while picking up four ground balls and causing two turnovers. Junior Courtney Pabst also had three goals with three ground balls and three caused turnovers. Senior Stephanie Chadnick and junior Amanda Dickerson both registered two goals with Chadnick adding an assist. The Setters had five other plays score a goal each. Senior Jillian Oross picked up the win with five saves during the first half before first-year Jessica Monaco made two saves in the second half.
Kelly's hat trick sparked the Setters to a 13-0 lead in the first 34 minutes of play, while Chadnick, Dickerson and Pabst all scored twice. Vincent scored for the Purple Knights at 17:02 of the second half to kick off a game-ending 7-2 run. After Pabst scored at 15:30, Saint Michael's netted the next six goals, started by Moyna at 14:12 and 10:26. Vincent assisted the first and dished to Waystack at 7:42 before tallying her second goal at 3:38. Less than a minute later, at 2:41, Krause capitalized on a free-position shot. Moyna finished off her hat trick with 36 seconds left and first-year Chelsea Covino registered the final goal of the game with 13 seconds left for Pace.
The Purple Knights travel to Franklin Pierce University for a 4 p.m. start on Wednesday.