BANGOR, Maine – The Husson University women's lacrosse team netted two goals each half, but could not find the momentum, falling to Colby-Sawyer College, 14-4, in North Atlantic Conference (NAC) play at Boucher Field on Saturday afternoon.
Husson (1-3, 0-1 NAC) dropped their third straight home opener while Colby-Sawyer (2-4, 1-0 NAC) extended their winning streak to two and improves to 4-2 in the all-time series.
Caitlyn Whearty had the opening goal for the Chargers, who scored six times in the first half. After Sara Berry made the game 6-0, Alissa Fallon put the Eagles on the board with an unassisted goal with 13:11 remaining in the half. Amanda Deshaies added a women-up goal at the 7:18 mark making the game 6-2 going into the intermission.
The Chargers open the second half with eight-straight goals before Mariah Carrier scored a free position goal at 14:10. Colby-Sawyer responded with three unanswered goals before Brooke Quirion scored her second of the season from Deshaies as Colby-Sawyer lead 14-4 with 7:04 remaining in the game. The Chargers defense kept the Eagles scoreless for the remaining of the game for the victory.
Deshaies, Quirion, Carrier and Fallon each had one goal apiece while Deshaies added an assist and two draw controls to go along with her three groundballs. Theresa Butler and Cassidy Roderick scooped up a team-high five groundballs and Kaitlin Dolloff made 11 saves in the net for the Eagles.
Whearty lead the Chargers with six goals, while Nicole Lavigne added four, Berry tallied two and Maryalice Gurnee and Molly Mulcahy each added a goal with Mulcahy adding an assist. Berry recorded a game-high six groundballs and Goalie Meghan Castellano made 12 stops for the Chargers.
Colby-Sawyer held the advantage in shots, 26-22 while losing the groundball battle to the Eagles, 37-31.
The Eagles return to action on Tuesday, March 29 when they host Colby College for a 6:00 p.m. non-conference game at Boucher Field and Colby-Sawyer host New England College on Wednesday, March 30 for a 4:00 p.m. conference game.