WALTHAM, Mass. - The Saint Michael's College women's lacrosse team fell to 16th-ranked Bentley University, 16-10, on Tuesday during Northeast-10 Conference play at Bentley Field. The Falcons are 16th in this week's US Lacrosse Magazine national poll.
- Saint Michael's (2-6, 0-6 NE10), Bentley (7-1, 5-1 NE10)
SAINT MICHAEL'S LEADERS
- Senior Kate Martin (Mattapoisett, Mass./Bishop Stang), 3 goals, 2 assists
- Senior Alex Vincent (Rush, N.Y./Our Lady of Mercy School for Young Women), 2 goals, 2 assists, 4 draw controls
- Junior Kaelyn Oliver (Canton, Conn./Canton), 3 goals, 3 draw controls
- Junior Katrina Pietz (Brentwood, N.H./Exeter), 1 goal, 1 assist
- Sophomore Erin Mikson (Merrimac, Mass./Pentucket Regional), 1 goal, 3 ground balls, 2 caused turnovers
- Sophomore Emma Coleman (Scarsdale, N.Y./Scarsdale), 4 ground balls, 5 caused turnovers
- Junior Lilly Hardy (Greenland, N.H./Portsmouth), 4 ground balls, 2 caused turnovers
- Senior Annie Martin (Mattapoisett, Mass./Bishop Stang), 3 ground balls
- Sophomore Ashley Turner (Monkton, Vt./Mount Abraham Union), 3 ground balls
- Sophomore Victoria Putnam (East Falmouth, Mass./Saint Mark's School), 13 saves
- Sophomore Julia Glavin, 7 goals, 8 draw controls
- First-year Christine Fish, 2 goals, 1 assist
- Sophomore Cara McCarthy, 2 goals
- Junior Eliza Bresler, 14 saves, 6 ground balls, 4 caused turnovers
- The Purple Knights played their second of three nationally-ranked foes during a four-game stretch. The Falcons were already the fourth nationally-ranked opponent Saint Michael's faced, all in NE10 play.
- Vincent upped her career point total to 131, moving within two of the program's all-time top 10. She has 97 goals, leapfrogging Megan Lagasse '07 (96) to take over ninth place.
- Annie Martin reached 100 ground balls on the nose, tying her older sister, Claire Martin '14, for 13th in program history. Only 14 Purple Knights have 100 ground balls.
- Coleman's 30 caused turnovers - through eight games - are two short of the school mark she set last year in a 15-contest schedule. Nicole Buckley '14 is the only other Purple Knight to ever cause 30 turnovers, doing so with exactly 30 in 2012.
- Bentley pulled out to a 7-1 lead by 17:15 of the opening half, with Glavin and McCarthy scoring twice apiece. Oliver netted the Purple Knights' marker, off a feed from Vincent.
- Saint Michael's ended the half on a 4-2 run to draw within 9-5, as Vincent contributed a goal and an assist. Kate Martin, Mikson and Oliver also found the back of the net.
- Glavin and Fish pushed the lead to six within the opening 6:39 of the second stanza, but Saint Michael's scored three goals in a matter of 5:01 to cut the deficit to 11-8 at 17:18. Vincent tallied the first before Kate Martin potted the final two, with sophomore Kaitlyn Waystack (Topsfield, Mass./Masconomet Regional) dishing off on Martin's first.
- Glavin scored three more goals to trigger a 5-1 Bentley run, with Pietz's free-position score at 4:44 the lone goal for the hosts.
- Oliver closed the scoring with 1:21 left on a pass from Martin.
NEXT SAINT MICHAEL'S GAME
- Saturday at No. 16 Pace University, 4 p.m.
- The Setters' national ranking is according to the Intercollegiate Women's Lacrosse Coaches Association (IWLCA).