NEW LONDON, N.H. - Sophomore goalkeeper Mallory Burchill made 15 saves as Husson women's lacrosse (2-3) was defeated by old North Atlantic Conference rival Colby-Sawyer (4-2) by the final score of 15-4 on Monday afternoon at Veitch Turf Field.
HOW IT HAPPENED
The Chargers came out of the gate hot as they scored the first nine goals of the game, including two goals and two assists by Brittany Ireland. The Eagles broke up the shutout bid with ten minutes left to play in the first half as sophomore Maddy Olsen found the back of the net off a free position attempt for her sixth goal of the season. The Chargers added their tenth goal of the game before junior Cali Newton scored an unassisted goal for her 12th of the season. The Chargers added another goal before the break and headed into the intermission with an 11-2 lead.
Ireland opened the second half with her third of the game before freshman Mary Cushing fired her 15th goal of the season past the Chargers keeper after being awarded with a free position attempt at the 24:16 mark. Cushing tallied her second goal of the game and her 16th of season with 6:31 remaining in the game after Sierra Schuster recorded a natural hat trick for the Chargers. The game remained scoreless for the final minutes as the Chargers picked up the 15-4 victory over the Eagles.
- Cushing scored two goals, won four draw controls, and recorded three ground balls.
- Olsen scored a goal, recorded five ground balls, won three draw controls, and caused four turnovers.
- Newton scored a goal, recorded three ground balls, and caused three turnovers.
- Schuster scored five goals and three assists, recorded three ground balls, caused two turnovers, and won two draw controls.
- Ireland scored three goals and four assists, caused three turnovers, recorded a ground ball, and won a draw control.
- Sarah Morin scored a goal, recorded four ground balls, won a draw control, and caused two turnovers.
Burchill made 15 saves for the Eagles. Kailyn Lapham made two saves for the Chargers in the first half while Maddie Langdon made a save in the second half.
The Chargers outshot the Eagles, 34-12, while Husson won the draw control battle, 11-10.
The Husson Eagles continue non-conference action as they travel to Varsity Athletic Field to take on the Northern Vermont University-Lyndon Hornets on Saturday, March 30th at 3:30 p.m.