New Haven, Conn. - The Emmanuel College women's lacrosse team defeated Albertus Magnus College by a score of 13-4 on Saturday afternoon at Celentano Field in Great Northeast Athletic Conference (GNAC) action.
FINAL SCORE: Emmanuel 13 | Albertus Magnus 4
RECORDS: Albertus Magnus (1-4, 1-2) | Emmanuel (2-1, 2-0)
HOW IT HAPPENED
First Half (7-1 EM)
- Kylie Rice got things started for the Saints scoring the first goal of the game at the 26:26 mark to put the visitors up 1-0.
- Five minutes later, freshman Alexis Lape (Bristol, Conn.) found the back of the net for her sixth of the season off a nice feed from Kaitlyn Ellsworth (Tolland, Conn.) to even the score at 1-1.
- Less than a minute later, Rice struck again for the Saints scoring her second of the game as well as sparked a 6-0 run that put the visitors up 7-1 at the half.
Second Half (6-3 EM)
- Down 13-1 with 13:21 left in regulation, Albertus started to build momentum scoring three goals within three minutes to cut the deficit to 13-4.
- Freshman Madison Neilander (Wallingford, Conn.) scored the hosts' second goal of the game while junior Korina Zelaya (Trumbull, Conn.) and Kaitlin D'Agostino (Hamden, Conn.) scored the third and fourth, respectively.
- However, the Saints kept the Falcons at bay for the remaining three minutes of play to secure the road win.
- Ellsworth recorded the Falcons' only assist of the game as well as tallied two shots on goal.
- D'Agostino also won six draw controls for Albertus while Neilander collected two.
- Sophomore Maddy Rowe (Branford, Conn.) led the defensive unit with three caused turnovers.
- The Saints were led offensively by Rice who posted a team-high five goals and three assists for eight points.
- Chandra Franca also recorded a stellar game for Emmanuel scoring four goals and tallying two assists for six points.
- Lincoln Hamblett won four of the Saints' nine draw controls as well as tallied a goal, a ground ball and a caused turnover.
BETWEEN THE PIPES
- Lexie Fenn (Oakville, Conn.) (L, 1-4): 13 Goals-Against | 12 Saves | 25 Shots
- Grace Vestro (Waterbury, Conn.): 0 Goals-Against | 1 Save | 1 Shot
- Bethany Bonilla (W, 2-0): 4 Goals-Against | 8 Saves | 12 Shots
Emmanuel returns to action on Tuesday, March 19 when they play host to Bay Path College at 7:00 PM. Albertus returns to action on Wednesday, March 20 with a road contest against Johnson & Wales. Game time is set for 7:00 PM in Providence, R.I.
*Release courtesy of Albertus Magnus College Athletic Communications