BANGOR, Maine – Not only battling the Saint Joseph's College of Maine Monks (7-5), but also battling the elements of snow and frigid cold temperatures, the Husson University women's lacrosse team (5-4) slipped up on their home turf, dropping the non-conference match 20-4 on Wednesday evening under the lights.
Within 30 seconds of the opening draw control won by Husson's Mary Cushing, she proceeded to crash the net with her teammates in tow and scored the opening goal of the night unassisted to give the Eagles a quick 1-0 lead. The advantage didn't last long as Saint Joseph's Molly Barr tucked away her first point of the night to even the score at ones. The Monks continued to drill the net with shot after shot sneaking their way through the Husson defense as they added on 13 more goals before the whistle blew to end the first half, taking a commanding 14-1 lead.
Husson began chipping away at the deficit midway through the second half, holding St. Joe's to just five goals in the first 17 minutes as Rose Davies tucked away her first goal of the game and Cushing found the back of the net for her second to bring the score to 19-3 with 11 minutes left to play.
Finishing the game almost exactly as it started, Cushing closed out scoring in the final three minutes to complete her hat trick, as the Eagles fell to the Monks.
- Cushing led the attempt of a second half rally, recording a hat trick with the opening and closing goals of the night while also winning ten draw controls.
- Davies recorded the only other goals for the Eagles on two shots on goal.
- Mallory Burchill posted 12 saves in net for Husson.
SAINT JOSEPH'S LEADERS:
- Kayla Kelly led the charge for the Monks with five goals and seven draw controls wins.
- Brittany Arsenault, Josie Ring, and Lydia Dexter all chipped in three goals apiece.
- In net for the Monks, Madelyn Nelson stopped two shots.
The Eagles hit the road in a few days to make the long trek to SUNY Canton for a conference game on Saturday at 1:00 p.m.