Staab Scores School-Record Eight Goals to Lead Women's Lacrosse Over Johnson St. 16-5

Staab Scores School-Record Eight Goals to Lead Women's Lacrosse Over Johnson St. 16-5

BANGOR, ME - Abi Staab (Berlin, VT) scored a school-record eight goals to lead the Husson University women's lacrosse team to a 16-5 win over Johnson St. on Saturday afternoon. Husson improves to 2-2 overall and 1-0 in NAC play while Johnson St. falls to 1-2 and 0-1.

Husson took a quick 2-0 lead courtesy of goals from Amanda Deshaies (Wells, ME) and Mattie Russell (Hope Valley, RI), but the Badgers scored three-straight and took a 3-2 lead with 13:48 left.

Staab responded for the Eagles. She got things going when she went into the middle and fired a low shot to beat the Badgers' goalie low. Staab then gave the Eagles a lead they would not relinquish when she came from behind the net and beat the goalie high.

Rashell Saucier (Washburn, ME), Charlotte Gerhardy (Denver, CO) and Deashaies scored goals less than three minutes apart giving the Eagles a 7-3 lead with 5:48 left, and two more Staab tallies made it 9-3 with 4:44 remaining.

Nichole Weeks got a goal back for Johnson St., but Staab once again answered when she took a pass from Mariah Carrier (Lewiston, ME) and raced forward until she had the goalie one-on-one and rifled a shot by her, putting the Eagles up 10-4 at half.

Gerhardy gave Husson an 11-4 lead when her shot beat the goalie high, and Staab tied the school record with 21:37 left when she went to the left side of the net and once again rifled a shot by the goalie.

Staab set the school-record when she beat the goalie with 18:47 remaining by ripping a shot in the top corner. 

Russell and Michaela Bicknell (West Addison, VT) each added tallies before Weeks scored for Johnson St., and Staab completed the game with her eighth goal with 1:47 remaining.

Abby Greenleaf (Newfield, ME) and Jess Poulin (Albion, ME) combined to make seven saves in net for Husson.

Weeks led Johnson St. with three goals and Samantha Jankowski made 11 saves in net for the Badgers.

Husson outshot Johnson St. 35-17 and had a NCAA and school-record 70 ground balls to Johnson's 49.

Husson continues play on Monday when the Eagles host Southern Maine at 4 p.m.