March 23, 2014

Colby-Sawyer Snaps Women's Lacrosse's Win Streak

BOSTON, Mass. – Junior Michelle Upham (Chelsea, Vt.) scored six goals to help pace the Colby-Sawyer women's lacrosse team to a 17-11 win over Wentworth Institute of Technology in non-conference action at Sweeney Field.

With the win the Chargers even their record at 2-2 while the Leopards see their three-game win streak snap and stand at 3-2 on the season.

Colby-Sawyer scored five of the first six goals to take an early, 5-1 lead. Sophomore Caitlyn Whearty (Hampstead, N.H.) scored twice and Upham added one in a span of 1:14 to begin the game. Leopard sophomore Pam Mudge (Hooksett, N.H.) got the hosts on the board with 21:32 left before senior Adrienne Bender (Wakefield, R.I.) and junior Carly Baker (Beverly, Mass.) made it 5-1.

Junior Alexandrea Banks (Ellington, Conn.) scored two of the next three Leopard goals and classmate Jessica Houghton (Billerica, Mass.) added one, sandwiched around an Upham tally to make it a 6-4 game. The Leopards trailed, 9-6, before a Houghton free position shot just before the half made it a 9-7 game.

Upham and Houghton traded goals to open the second half before the Chargers took a 12-8 lead on markers by Baker and Upham. However, the Leopards would tally two straight – both by Houghton – to make it a two-goal game (12-10) with 19:30 remaining.

That would be as close as Wentworth would come as a 5-0 run by Colby-Sawyer made it a 17-10 game with 2:06 left. Upham and Bender tallied two goals apiece and Whearty added one.

Baker finished with four goals and two assists, while Whearty and Bender had three goals and an assist each. Sophomore Sara Berry (Bowdoinham, Maine), who had three assists, had five ground balls, four caused turnovers, and five draw controls. In goal, freshman Kellie Lander (Ossipee, N.H.) made 10 saves. Colby-Sawyer held a 41-33 shot advantage and a 32-28 ground ball advantage.

Houghton led all scorers as she had six goals and an assist to go along with a game-high six draw controls. Banks added three goals and an assist and caused three turnovers. Junior Robyn Pacini (Stoneham, Mass.) made 16 saves.

Both teams are in action on Wednesday. Colby-Sawyer hosts Keene State while Wentworth opens Commonwealth Coast Conference play at Western New England.

SCORE BY PERIOD       1  2  Tot
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Colby-Sawyer........  9  8 - 17
Wentworth...........  7  4 - 11

Colby-Sawyer SCORING: GOALS: Michelle Upham 6; Carly Baker 4; Caitlyn Whearty 3; Adrienne Bender 3; Maryalice Gurnee 1.
ASSISTS: Sara Berry 3; Carly Baker 2; Adrienne Bender 1; Nichole Danehy 1; Carly Stevens 1; Caitlyn Whearty 1.

Wentworth SCORING: GOALS: Jessica Houghton 6; Alexandrea Banks 3; Pam Mudge 1; Molly Dufresne 1.
ASSISTS: Alexandrea Banks 1; Jessica Houghton 1; Pam Mudge 1.

SHOTS - Colby-Sawyer 41; Wentworth 33.
SHOTS ON GOAL - Colby-Sawyer 33; Wentworth 21.
TURNOVERS - Colby-Sawyer 18; Wentworth 30.
GROUND BALLS – Colby-Sawyer 32; Wentworth 28
CLEARS - Colby-Sawyer 16-19; Wentworth 10-23.

GOALIES - CSC: Kellie Lander 1-2 (60:00 minutes, 21 shots-10 saves, 11 GA); WIT: Robyn Pacini 2-2 (57:54, 33-16, 17), Hayley Patton (02:06, 0-0, 0).