Women's Lacrosse Falls to 16th-Ranked Pace, 10-7

Women's Lacrosse Falls to 16th-Ranked Pace, 10-7

PLEASANTVILLE, N.Y. - The Saint Michael's College women's lacrosse team turned in its best defensive effort in a Northeast-10 Conference game this year but fell to 16th-ranked Pace University, 10-7, on Saturday at Pace Stadium. The Setters' national ranking is according to the US Lacrosse Magazine national poll.


  • Saint Michael's (2-7, 0-7 NE10), Pace (5-6, 3-4 NE10)


  • Sophomore Erin Mikson (Merrimac, Mass./Pentucket Regional), 2 goals, 2 assists
  • Senior Kate Martin (Mattapoisett, Mass./Bishop Stang), 2 goals, 2 ground balls
  • Senior Alex Vincent (Rush, N.Y./Our Lady of Mercy School for Young Women), 1 goal, 1 assist
  • Junior Kaelyn Oliver (Canton, Conn./Canton), 1 goal, 5 draw controls, 2 ground balls
  • Sophomore Kaitlyn Waystack (Topsfield, Mass./Masconomet Regional), 1 goal
  • Senior Annie Martin (Mattapoisett, Mass./Bishop Stang), 4 ground balls, 4 caused turnovers
  • Sophomore Emma Coleman (Scarsdale, N.Y./Scarsdale), 3 ground balls, 3 caused turnovers
  • Junior Lilly Hardy (Greenland, N.H./Portsmouth), 2 ground balls, 2 caused turnovers
  • Sophomore Victoria Putnam (East Falmouth, Mass./Saint Mark's School), 16 saves (career high)


  • Senior Juliana Marcolini, 3 goals
  • Sophomore Emma Rafferty, 2 goals, 1 assist, 6 draw controls
  • First-year Isabella Piccola, 1 goal, 2 assists
  • Sophomore Emma Norton, 2 goals
  • First-year Sienna Masullo, 12 saves, 4 ground balls


  • The Purple Knights played their third of three nationally-ranked foes during a four-game road stretch. The Setters were already the fifth nationally-ranked opponent Saint Michael's faced, all in NE10 play.
  • Coleman broke her own school record for caused turnovers in a season, upping her total to 33 in nine games after registering 32 in 15 contests as a rookie.
  • Vincent moved into a tie for eighth in program history in career goals with Joleen Wise '00 (98) while matching Megan Lagasse '07 for 10th in points (133).
  • Saint Michael's allowed its fewest goals against a nationally-ranked opponent since yielding 10 against No. 17 Bentley University on April 27, 2016.
  • Both teams scooped 18 ground balls.


  • The teams traded the first six goals, with Pace taking three one-goal leads, only to have the Purple Knights forge ties after each.
  • Norton and Mikson swapped free-position goals to begin the game before another Norton strike at 19:45 of the opening half was met by Oliver's counter 2:52 later.
  • Junior Mary Kate Lonegan put the hosts back in front at 10:48, only to see Kate Martin score 49 seconds after that.
  • Marcolini responded with a goal 31 seconds after Martin's, at 9:28, to kick off a game-altering 6-1 run that carried deep into the second half. Kate Martin added the only Purple Knight goal in the stretch, which saw Marcolini register a hat trick and Piccola a goal and two assists.
  • Down 9-4 with fewer than four minutes remaining, Saint Michael's netted three of the final four goals. Vincent scored off a Mikson feed at 3:51, Waystack converted junior Katie Daley's (Plymouth, Mass./Plymouth South) pass with 1:17 remaining, and Mikson took Vincent's dish to draw her team within three with 35 seconds to go. However, Rafferty won the next draw to squelch the comeback bid.


  • Wednesday vs. Franklin Pierce University, 3:30 p.m.
  • The Purple Knights will hold a Hope Happens Here (HHH) Mental Health Awareness Game while Pie a Purple Knight takes place at halftime.