COLCHESTER, Vt. - The Saint Michael's College women's lacrosse team lost to No. 3 Le Moyne College, 17-6, on Saturday at Duffy Field in Northeast-10 Conference action on Senior Day. The Purple Knights ended the season 2-13 overall and 2-11 in the NE10 while the Dolphins, who have qualified for five of the last seven NCAA Tournaments, improved to 16-1 and 12-1. The Dolphins' national ranking is according to the Intercollegiate Women's Lacrosse Coaches Association (IWLCA).
Sophomore Kaelyn Oliver (Canton, Conn./Canton) completed her second three-point game of the season for the Purple Knights on one goal and two assists along with a caused turnover. Senior Ashley Dineen (Somers, N.Y./Canterbury School) registered two goals and won three draw controls, and classmate Kealy Moyna (Yonkers, N.Y./The Ursuline School) ended the day with a goal, two ground balls, and one caused turnover. Junior Alex Vincent (Rush, N.Y./Our Lady of Mercy School for Young Women) tallied a goal and a caused turnover, and first-year Olivia Krause (Bow, N.H./Bow) finished with a goal. Sophomore defender Lilly Hardy (Greenland, N.H./Portsmouth) dished out an assist for her first career point with two ground balls and two caused turnovers.
Junior Kate Martin (Mattapoisett, Mass./Bishop Stang) caused three turnovers and scooped up three ground balls, first-year Courtney Kelly (Arlington, Mass./Arlington) totaled three ground balls, and classmate Ashley Turner (Monkton, Vt./Mount Abraham Union) had two ground balls and a caused turnover. First-year Emma Coleman (Scarsdale, N.Y./Scarsdale) had two caused turnovers and ended with a program-record 32 this year, moving out of a tie with Nicole Buckley '12 (30). Junior Annie Martin (Mattapoisett, Mass./Bishop Stang) won four draw controls to end the spring with 63, breaking Amanda Soule's '07 12-year-old program mark of 60.
First-year Victoria Putnam (East Falmouth, Mass./Saint Mark's School) finished with 10 saves in 41:15 before classmates Alexis Bower (Elmira, N.Y./Horseheads) and Lucy Chin (Lexington, Mass./Lexington) played 13:14 and 5:31 of relief, respectively. Bower made one save, while she and Putnam each had a ground ball.
Sophomore Nicole Delany paved the way for the Dolphins with six goals, junior Bryanna Fazio recorded two goals and two assists and won seven draw controls, and first-year Erin McMullen finished with two goals, an assist, two ground balls, and a caused turnover. Seven other players tallied a goal each. Sophomore Hannah George denied 13 shots and scooped up four ground balls while causing two turnovers.
Saint Michael's led early, as Dineen's first marker came at 26:59 of the opening half with Oliver handing out the assist before sophomore Sidney Hall tallied 31 seconds later and Delanty scored at 25:27. Oliver set Dineen up again to tie the game at 22:25, but the Dolphins rattled off the next seven goals to go ahead 9-2 with 19 seconds left in the first period, with Fazio registering four points during that time and McMullen three.
Oliver completed her three-point day on a free-position shot at 28:22 of the second half, trimming the deficit to six. Delany and first-year Emily Altland sailed in a goal each 15 seconds apart before Vincent capitalized on a free-position attempt at 25:56, making it 11-4. Two more Le Moyne goals were scored before Krause received a pass from Hardy following a clear and went directly to goal, sending one by George at 16:26. The Dolphins finished on a 4-1 run, sandwiched goals around Moyna's tally at 9:46.
Dineen, Moyna and senior Susie Ellicks (Acton, Mass./Acton-Boxboro Regional) were all recognized prior to their final college contest as part of Senior Day. Ellicks and Moyna tied the school record with 60 career appearances, with Ellicks becoming the third to start 60 times, and the first to do so as a defender. Moyna finished first in program history in assists (50), ninth in points (135) and tied for 13th in goals (85). Ellicks tied for 11th in caused turnovers (41), finishing one shy of the top 10.
Entering her senior year, Vincent has 99 career points, as 16 Purple Knights have netted 100. Annie Martin is fourth in caused turnovers (63) and seventh in draw controls (93) after passing older sister Claire Martin '14 (91) on Saturday. Vincent finished the season with 49 points - the most by a Purple and Gold player in 10 years - to take over 10th in program history from Eliza Scoba '12 (48), who Moyna matched for 11th. Vincent's 38 goals were also the most by a Saint Michael's player since 2008, and placed her within one of the all-time top 10. Moyna tied for sixth with 18 assists, and Annie Martin matched herself and Taylor Midgley '15 for sixth with 22 caused turnovers.