Bangor, Maine – Amanda Deshaies' six goals help propel Husson to a 12-11 win over Green Mountain in a North Atlantic Conference (NAC) Women's Lacrosse Championship quarterfinal match-up on Friday afternoon at John P. Boucher Field to advance to their fourth consecutive NAC Women's Lacrosse Championship semifinal.
Husson (7-6) extends their home postseason winning streak to six, while Green Mountain (5-9) drops their sixth-straight to Husson and falls to 1-10 in the all-time series.
Alissa Fallon recorded her 150th career point on Deshaies fourth marker of the game at the 23:38 mark of the second half to become the first ever Husson Eagle player in program history to score 150 points in their career, while Deshaies netted her 50th career goal.
Deshaies gave Husson the lead four minutes and 23 seconds into game with a free-position goal before two unassisted goals by Catie Brewster and Maegan Laymon put Green Mountain up by one with 22:49 remaining in the first half.
Fallon tallied the equalizer at the 20:56 mark off a dish from Theresa Butler but 51 seconds later Brewster put Green Mountain back up by one.
The game remained scoreless until 17:31 when Butler found Samara Oliver to ignite the Husson offense as Mattie Russell, Deshaies and Oliver all scored over the next seven minutes giving Husson a 6-3 lead with 10:18 remaining.
Laymon tallied her second of game with an unassisted goal at the 6:07 mark cutting the Husson lead to 6-4. Husson responded right back on Fallon's second marker of the game off another Oliver dish with 2:18 left to go.
Megan Scully scored an extra-women goal off a free position shot with seven seconds remaining in the half making the game 7-5 at the intermission.
Brewster cut the Husson lead to one to open the scoring in the second half with an extra-women goal at the 26:25 mark off a nice feed by Rachel Armburu. Deshaies answered right back with two straight goals, a women-down goal at 25:56 and her fourth at 23:38 off two Fallon assists to push the Husson lead to three.
Laymon tallied her third with an unassisted goal with 23:34 left, but Husson extended their cushion to four when Butler setup Fallon at 21:04 and Deshaies tallied her fifth to make it 11-7 with 19:52 remaining in the game.
Green Mountain scored four unanswered goals by Martha Howe, two from Aramburu and a women-down goal by Brewster to tie the game at 11-11 with 3:45 left before Deshaies scored her sixth of game and the game-winner Thirty four seconds later to give Husson the 12-11 victory.
Deshaies finished the game with a game-high eight groundballs, six draw controls and five caused turnovers to go along with her career-high six goals off nine shots. Fallon tallied three goals and dished out two, while Oliver had two markers and an assist for Husson. Butler added three assists and Lauren Coughlin scooped up seven groundballs.
Brewster led Green Mountain with four goals off 12 shots and scooped up seven groundballs. Laymon tallied three goals, while Aramburu added two markers and dished out two helpers in the setback. Brianna Alimonti and Aramburu each had seven groundballs.
Chelsea Wimble registered six saves and scooped up a team-high eight groundballs in the lost. Kaitlin Dolloff made 12 saves to pick up her seventh win on the season.
Green Mountain held the statistical edge out shooting Husson, 31-25, won 13-of-25 draws, and took the battle of the groundballs, 45-42. Husson was outstanding clearing the ball converting 16-of-23 clears while Green Mountain cleared the ball 15-of-23 times.
Husson travels to Vermont on Sunday, May 1 to face first seeded Castleton to determine who advances to the 2016 NAC Women's Lacrosse Championship Final. Game time is set for 1:00 p.m.