Women's Lacrosse Loses Second Straight High-Scoring Affair with Southern New Hampshire

Women's Lacrosse Loses Second Straight High-Scoring Affair with Southern New Hampshire

COLCHESTER, Vt. - The Saint Michael's College women's lacrosse team had its second high-scoring affair in as many years with Southern New Hampshire University on Wednesday, losing a 23-16 contest in Northeast-10 Conference play at Duffy Field.

RECORDS

  • Saint Michael's (3-9, 1-9 NE10), Southern New Hampshire (6-8, 3-7 NE10)

SAINT MICHAEL'S LEADERS

  • Senior Alex Vincent (Rush, N.Y./Our Lady of Mercy School for Young Women), 6 goals, 2 assists
  • Sophomore Erin Mikson (Merrimac, Mass./Pentucket Regional), 1 goal, 5 assists (career high), 2 caused turnovers
  • Junior Kaelyn Oliver (Canton, Conn./Canton), 2 goals, 3 assists, 2 caused turnovers
  • Sophomore Ashley Turner (Monkton, Vt./Mount Abraham Union), 3 goals
  • Sophomore Kaitlyn Waystack (Topsfield, Mass./Masconomet Regional), 1 goal, 1 assist, 3 ground balls
  • Senior Kate Martin (Mattapoisett, Mass./Bishop Stang), 1 goal, 4 ground balls
  • Junior Katie Daley (Plymouth, Mass./Plymouth South), 1 goal
  • Junior Katrina Pietz (Brentwood, N.H./Exeter), 1 goal
  • Sophomore Emma Coleman (Scarsdale, N.Y./Scarsdale), 3 ground balls, 7 draw controls (career high), 2 caused turnovers
  • Senior Annie Martin (Mattapoisett, Mass./Bishop Stang), 6 ground balls, 2 caused turnovers
  • Sophomore Victoria Putnam (East Falmouth, Mass./Saint Mark's School), 15 saves, 2 ground balls in 54:43
  • Sophomore Lucy Chin (Lexington, Mass./Lexington), 5:17 of relief

OPPONENT LEADERS

  • Senior Kristin Wilder, 8 goals, 1 assist, 5 draw controls
  • First-year Kelsey Long, 5 goals, 3 assists, 9 draw controls
  • Senior Alexis Felt, 4 goals, 3 assists
  • First-year Erin Gorton, 2 goals, 3 assists
  • Junior Merry Harrington, 2 goals, 7 draw controls
  • First-year Hayle Ashford, 8 saves

GAME FACTS

  • After the teams played the highest-scoring game in Saint Michael's women's lacrosse history last year, a 22-20 Southern New Hampshire win, today's contest matched the second-highest combined goal total (39), which the Purple Knights and Plymouth State University achieved on April 23, 1993. That was also a home affair, as today's game equaled the highest-scoring home contest in program annals.
  • Southern New Hampshire held edges in shots (43-35) and ground balls (25-23), while each team committed 20 turnovers.
  • Annie Martin broke a tie for first in program history in career caused turnovers with Amanda Soule '08 (89), as she now has 91.
  • Turner netted her first collegiate hat trick. After totaling six goals in her first 19 career games, she has five in the last two.
  • Coleman now has 75 career caused turnovers, passing Taylor Midgley '15 (74) for third in program history.
  • Vincent moved into fourth in program history in career goals (109) while tying Christine Sullivan '95 for fifth in points (147). Her 17 assists this season tie for 10th all-time at Saint Michael's.

THE ACTION

  • Turner scored twice as the Purple Knights forged a 4-1 lead by 21:42 of the first half. Oliver had a goal and an assist in that time, while Mikson dished off two helpers.
  • Wilder had two points and was among five different Penmen goal scorers in a 5-1 response, as her strike gave the visitors their first lead, 6-5, at 14:30.
  • Kate Martin knotted the game just 41 seconds later, Mikson converted a Vincent pass 43 seconds after that, and Vincent made it 8-6 with 12:35 to go.
  • Daley's goal from Mikson's feed kept Saint Michael's up 10-8 at 7:36.
  • Southern New Hampshire kicked off a 5-0 run when Wilder initiated a natural hat trick 1:55 before halftime - the opening half's final goal - and Felt tallied twice in 41 seconds. The Penmen scored the final four goals in the first 1:55 of the second half to take a 13-10 lead.
  • Saint Michael's twice crept within two, at 13-11 on Oliver's goal and a Vincent assist, and at 14-12 with 24:43 to go on the opposite connection.
  • The Penmen netted the next four goals, as four different players scored, to kick off a 7-2 run that put them up 21-14 with 11:03 left.
  • Vincent scored twice down the stretch, matching the visitors' goal total in the final 8:27.

NEXT SAINT MICHAEL'S GAME

  • Saturday vs. American International College, 12 p.m.
  • The Purple Knights will celebrate Senior Day that day.