Women's Lacrosse Drops Conference Game to New England College, 16-5

Photo by Monty Rand Photography
Photo by Monty Rand Photography

BANGOR, Maine - The Husson University women's lacrosse team (3-4, 2-2 NAC) was defeated by New England College (5-6, 3-1 NAC) Saturday afternoon at Boucher Field.

The scoring started relatively late for each team. Nonetheless, New England College was the first to post a goal on the scoreboard. At 5:24, Allison Grantana gave her team a 1-0 lead from a pass by Tara Bainbridge.

Husson almost immediately answered back with an unassisted goal by Mattie Russell.

At 6:48, NEC would take a 2-1 lead in part by a goal from Tara Bainbridge and would not let go of the lead for the rest of the half. She added another goal three minutes later. Kaitlyn Kostigen tossed in a goal giving her squad a 4-1 lead.

Mariah Carrier found the back of the net by wristing a goal pasted the Pilgrim goaltender. The Eagles trailed 4-2 after the goal.

Tara Bainbridge and and Allison Grantana would combine for three goals over the final fifteen minutes of the half.

Carrier finished the half with a goal and cut the lead to 7-3.

The second half was a different story. New England College scored nine goals while Husson only scored two. Carrier did score a goal early in the second to complete her hat trick. Grantana and Bainbridge combined for seven of the nine second half Pilgrim goals. They would go onto win 16-5.

Kaitlin Dolloff saved 13 of 31 shots seen and allowed 16 goals for the Eagles. Mariah Carrier recorded a hat trick, while Mattie Russel and Kelsi Thibeau added on goal apiece in the loss.

Mackenzie Meegan saved seven of 17 shots seen and allowed five goals. Tara Bainbridge and Allison Grantana combined for 13 goals in the win.

Husson will host Maine-Farmington Wednesday, April 19th at 4:00 pm.