April 17, 2013

Greyhounds Fall to No. 14 New Haven on Senior Night

Worcester, Mass. (April 17) -- The Assumption College women's lacrosse team dropped a 20-5 final to the No. 14 ranked University of New Haven at the Multi-Sport Stadium on Wednesday evening. The Chargers were ranked 14th in the latest IWLCA national poll.

Prior to the game, the team honored its three seniors, Steph O'Rourke (Amherst, N.H. / Souhegan), Michelle Santos (Holliston, Mass. / Holliston), and Caitlin White (Bethany, Conn. / Amity).

Sophomore Amy McNeil (Orange, Conn.  / Amity) continued her historical season with a pair of goals and an assist in the game. Her first goal, which came at the 18:46 mark in the first half, gave her a school-record 61 goals on the season.  She moved past Karen Shaw, who scored 60 goals in the 1999 season.

Her next goal, which came at the 15:40 mark in the first half, moved her past Shaw for points in a single season. She now has 72 points (62 + 10) on the season, surpassing Shaw, who scored 60 goals and added 11 assists for 71 points in the 1999 season.

That goal brought the Greyhounds within two, 5-3, midway through the first half.

The Chargers responded with three straight goals to extend the lead to five before junior Lindsay Hagerman (Scarborough, Maine / Scarborough) brought Assumption within four on an attack to the net. The goal brought the Greyhounds within four, 8-4, but New Haven scored the final three goals of the half to carry an 11-4 lead into halftime.

Junior Kathryn Beall (Shrewsbury, Mass. / Shrewsbury) scored the first goal of the second half to bring Assumption within six, but UNH closed the game on a 9-0 run for the final score.

The Greyhounds fall to 8-7 overall with the loss, including a 5-6 record in Northeast-10 Conference play. Meanwhile the Chargers improve to 8-6 overall and 6-3 in league play.

Assumption is back in action on Saturday, April 20th at the team will travel to take on Mercy College. The game will begin at 3:00 p.m. on Saturday.

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