Bangor, ME - Sophomore Stephanie Eaton (Pittston, ME) and senior Megan Clement (Brunswick, ME) both contributed five goals apiece for Husson to help the Eagles defeat Worcester State, 16-14, this afternoon in non-conference women's lacrosse action at Husson's Boucher Field.
Husson (2-0) also received stand out performances by second-year Michelle Rancourt (Lewiston, ME) and senior Alex Huffman (N. Hampton, NH), who both contributed two goals apiece while Huffman paced the Eagle defense with 13 ground balls and a trio of caused turnovers.
Sophomore goalie Kaleigh Morneau (Twin Mountain, NH) stopped 14 of the 26 shots she saw on net.
The Lancers were propelled by seniors Colleen Manning (Plainville, MA) and Carlely MacIntyre (Townsend, MA) who each scored four goals as first year player Shawna Strazzere (Billerica, MA) and junior Megan Sheehan (Dunstable, MA) both finished with hat tricks.
Over the first eight minutes of the second stanza, Husson added a 4-1 spurt with the last two from Clement as the Eagles stretched the lead to 13-7 with 22:28 to play. Then Worcester State would get back into the game by rattling off four straight goals (two from Manning) over the next five minutes to get within two goals with 10:15 remaining in regulation cutting the score down to 14-12.
After the Lancers were whistled for a yellow card, Rancourt helped make the visitors pay with a free position goal at 7:31 for the three goal edge. Down a man, MacIntyre sent in a free position shot 90 seconds later, but Clement would come up with clutch score to give Husson a three goal margin with 4:15 left leading 16-13.
MacIntyre would net her fourth goal of the game with 3:07 remaining, but Husson held Worcester State to just one shot over the course of the rest of the game to help the Eagle earn the triumph.