Husson Downs Lancers of Worcester State

Husson Downs Lancers of Worcester State

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.

Husson started out the contest strong with a 5-2 run over the first 15 minutes before Sheehan notched three of the next four goals for the Lancers, who would take over a 6-5 advantage at the 8:25 mark. The Eagles though would regain the lead and close out the period with four consecutive tallies for the 9-6 lead at the break.

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.

Despite losing the contest, Worcester State led in shots, 29-28, while Husson had the 40-39 edge in ground balls. Clement came off the bench to score four of her five goals in the final period as she also finished with an assist to score six points on the day to lead the Eagles. 
Husson will continue their four-game home stand with Gordon at 4:00 on Monday, while Worcester State will host Rhode Island College on Tuesday next week at 7 PM.