Women's Lacrosse Drops Contest to No. 18 Merrimack in NE10 Play

Women's Lacrosse Drops Contest to No. 18 Merrimack in NE10 Play

NORTH ANDOVER, Mass. - The Saint Michael's College women's lacrosse team dropped a 16-6 decision to No. 18 Merrimack College during Wednesday afternoon's Northeast-10 Conference contest at Duane Stadium. The Warriors are ranked in this week's Intercollegiate Women's Lacrosse Coaches Association (IWLCA) national poll. 

RECORDS

  • Saint Michael's (1-5, 0-5 NE10), Merrimack (4-4, 4-1 NE10) 

SAINT MICHAEL'S LEADERS

  • Senior Alex Vincent (Rush, N.Y./Our Lady of Mercy School for Young Women), 2 goals, 1 assist
  • Sophomore Erin Mikson (Merrimac, Mass./Pentucket Regional), 2 goals
  • Sophomore Kaitlyn Waystack (Topsfield, Mass./Masconomet Regional), 1 goal, 1 assist
  • Junior Kaelyn Oliver (Canton, Conn./Canton), 1 goal
  • Senior Kate Martin (Mattapoisett, Mass./Bishop Stang), 1 assist, 5 ground balls, 2 draw controls, 2 caused turnovers
  • Senior Annie Martin (Mattapoisett, Mass./Bishop Stang), 2 ground balls, 3 draw controls, 2 caused turnovers
  • Sophomore Emma Coleman (Scarsdale, N.Y./Scarsdale), 2 draw controls, 3 caused turnovers
  • Sophomore Victoria Putnam (East Falmouth, Mass./Saint Mark's School), 7 saves in 36:20
  • Sophomore Lucy Chin (Lexington, Mass./Lexington), 3 saves in 23:40 of relief 

OPPONENT LEADERS

  • Sophomore Haley Bartlett, 4 goals, 3 assists, 2 caused turnovers
  • Senior Amber Feminella, 4 goals, 2 assists, 3 ground balls, 4 draw controls
  • Junior Ally DaCosta, 2 goals, 2 assists
  • Sophomore Vicki Palmer, 2 goals
  • Sophomore Lulu Sweeney, 2 goals
  • Senior Bridget Schofield, 1 goal, 1 assist, 2 caused turnovers
  • Sophomore Taylor Darrell, 1 goal
  • Senior Lauren Trepaney, 7 saves, 2 ground balls in 45:13
  • Junior Tammy Nguyen, 1 save in 14:47 of relief 

GAME FACTS

  • Final of five straight NE10 games for the Purple Knights.
  • This was the third ranked opponent the Purple Knights have faced in the last five games.
  • Saint Michael's held a 16-12 advantage in ground balls, while forcing 17 turnovers and committing 19. Both teams had 10 caused turnovers.
  • With her two goals Vincent pushes her career total to 91, breaking a tie with Kate Boyer '15 (89) and passing Kim Berlo '09 (90) for 11th in program history.
  • Coleman, who set the school record for caused turnovers in a single season (32) last year, now has 23 this season, tying her with Amanda Soule '08 for fifth in program history. She broke a tie with Steph Bonewald '16 (20) and passed Taylor Midgley '15 (22) and teammate Annie Martin '19 (22). Coleman came into today's game with the most caused turnovers per game in Division II.

THE ACTION

  • Merrimack opened the game with seven of the first eight goals, including four straight in the first 6:11. Bartlett notched a hat trick and an assist during the stretch, while Vincent tallied the Purple Knights' first goal at 18:27.
  • Waystack scored at 6:23 off a feed from first-year Kelsey Bush (North Conway, N.H./Kennett) to make it 7-2 before the Warriors tacked on three more behind markers from Bartlett, DaCosta, and Schofield.
  • Mikson netted the final goal of the first half with 2:12 remaining off a pass from Kate Martin to cut the deficit to 10-3.
  • The Warriors started the second half with four straight in the opening 6:20 as Palmer buried off a pass from Feminella at 28:22 before Feminella registered a natural hat trick to make it 14-3. Bartlett assisted on two of Feminella's goals.
  • The Purple Knights put away three of the final five goals of the game with Mikson scoring her second goal at 21:40, Oliver potting at 8:30, and Vincent added her second with just 35 seconds remaining. Vincent also assisted on Oliver's goal, while Sweeney scored the final two Merrimack goals, with both coming on free-position attempts. 

NEXT SAINT MICHAEL'S GAME

  • Saturday at Queens (N.Y.) College, 1 p.m.