Cushing Puts Up Four Goals as Eagles Drop Season Opener to UNE

Photo by Monty Rand Photography
Photo by Monty Rand Photography

HILTON HEAD, S.C. – The Husson women's lacrosse squad (0-1) ventured down to South Carolina for a pair of spring break games this week. The Eagles were defeated in the first game, 19-7, by the University of New England (2-2) on Tuesday in a non-conference matchup. 


The Nor'Easters scored seven unanswered goals to start the first half, but Husson finally cut into the deficit when Jordyn Labrie found the back of the net, unassisted with 10:36 to go in the half. After Labrie's goal, UNE would tack on six more to create a comfortable lead going into half time, 10-3, with two Mary Cushing goals sandwiched between two sets of thee UNE goals. 

Cushing would complete her hattrick just minutes into the second half, and Cali Newton followed suit, adding her name to the scoresheet, as well, before Cushing put home her fourth of the game. Newton tucked away her second goal of the day with 20 seconds left in the game to lessen the scoregap as the Eagles fell short, 19-7.


Husson will faceoff against SUNY Potsdam at 12:30 p.m. on Thursday, March 14th as they continue their spring break trip down in South Carolina at Hilton Head Preparatory School.