BANGOR, Maine – Alissa Fallon scored three goals and dished out two helpers to become the Husson University women's lacrosse program's career leader for points and Kaitlin Dolloff made 12 saves between the pipes to become Husson University women's lacrosse program's career leader for saves as the Eagles defeated the visiting Thomas College Terriers, 11-5, on Wednesday afternoon in North Atlantic Conference (NAC) action at Boucher Field.
Husson (4-6, 3-3 NAC) picks up their first win at home in 2016 while Thomas (2-8, 2-5 NAC) loses their first game to the Eagles at Boucher Field in five years and falls to 4-10 in the series.
Two minutes and seven seconds into the game Samara Oliver scored an unassisted as the Eagles lead 1-0. Husson extend their lead to 6-0 going into intermission with two goals from Fallon and goals from Mattie Russell, Brooke Quirion and Amanda Deshaies. Oliver dished out two helpers and Fallon and Deshaies chipped in with one in the half.
Samantha Greenlaw put the Terriers on the board when she scored the opening goal of the second half 38 seconds into the half. The Eagles responded quickly with four straight goals as Deshaies added two and Fallon and Russell chipped in with one extending the lead to 10-1 with 16:28 left in the game.
Sophia LaVallee tallied three and Greelaw added her second cutting the Husson lead to 10-5 with 44 seconds remaining but Russell scored her third marker of the game as time expired giving the Eagles the 11-5 victory.
Fallon recorded her 131st career point breaking the career point mark of 130 set by Husson Sports Hall of Famer Shelby Bradford (2009-2010) when she scored at the 11:34 mark of the first half off an Oliver assist.
Kaitlin Dolloff recorded her 268th career save breaking the career save mark of 267 set by Kaleigh Morneau (2011-2012) when she stopped a shot by Greenlaw with 16:37 left in the first half.
Fallon, Russell and Deshaies each had three goals for Husson, with Fallon, Oliver and Deshaies adding two assists. Deshaies led the Eagles with seven groundballs and four caused turnovers while Lauren Coughlin chipped in with six groundballs. Dolloff made 12 stops between the pipes for the Eagles. With the win, Dolloff picked up career win number ten and needs two wins to become the all-time career leader.
LaVallee tallied three goals, scooped up three ground balls and controlled three draws and Greenlaw had two goals and two assists with six groundballs and one forced turnover to lead Thomas. Brittany Fox made 14 saves in goal, while also picking up seven groundballs.
Thomas held a 14-12 advantage in saves, led 43-42 in ground balls and 10-7 in draw controls. Each school had 17 clears, while Husson had a 31-25 edge in shots.
Husson travels to Green Mountain on Saturday for a 1:00 p.m. NAC game. The Terriers wrap up the regular season on Monday at UMaine-Farmington.