Women's Lacrosse (6-9, 6-7) Falls to Top-Seeded Adelphi in NE-10 Quarterfinal
The Saint Michael's College women's lacrosse team ended its season with a loss to top-seeded and nationally-ranked Adelphi University, 16-4, in Wednesday's Northeast-10 Conference Championship quarterfinal round. The eighth-seeded Purple Knights played their first NE-10 Championship game since 2008, while the Panthers were the defending NCAA Tournament champion. Adelphi was also ranked second in last week's Intercollegiate Women's Lacrosse Coaches Association (IWLCA) national poll. The Purple and Gold won its last three regular-season games to clinch the eighth and final NE-10 postseason spot to finish with a 6-7 league record. The six league victories are the Purple Knights' most since 2008.
Junior Steph Bonewald (New London, N.H./Proctor Academy) paced Saint Michael's with two goals, two ground balls and two caused turnovers. Seniors Kate Boyer (Standish, Maine/Bonny Eagle) and Courtney Piper (Wolfeboro, N.H./Brewster Academy) both scored, with Boyer adding two ground balls. Senior Taylor Midgley (Hampton, N.H./Saint Thomas Aquinas), junior Annie Henderson (Hancock, N.H./Northfield Mount Hermon/Saint Lawrence) and sophomore Paige MacKinnon (Lowell, Mass./Lowell) each scooped up two ground balls, while senior Melissa Jaskiewicz (Kensington, Md./Bethesda-Chevy Chase) had two draw controls. Sophomore Grace Gunning (Norwell, Mass./Norwell) made 11 saves while collecting four ground balls.
Piper finished her career with 126 points, just one shy of the program's all-time top 10, while Boyer notched 97. Boyer (89) and Piper (84) are also 12th and tied for 14th, respectively, in school history in goals, and Piper tied for fifth in assists (42). Jaskiewicz is second in draw controls (133), while Midgley is third in caused turnovers (74) and tied for third in ground balls (132).