April 1, 2009

Bolton Sets Bryant Record with 20 Saves

from press release

SMITHFIELD, R.I. - Junior Allison Faiola (Billerica, MA) and senior Lauren Albert (South Windsor, CT) each scored three goals while junior goalie Jessica Bolton (Belgrade Lakes, ME) set a new school record with 20 saves as the Bryant University women's lacrosse team picked up a 12-8 win over visiting Central Connecticut on a cold and rainy evening Wednesday at the Turf Field Complex.

Bryant (3-6) never trailed in the game as Albert and freshman Lauren Sheridan (Bethpage, NY) gave the Bulldogs a quick 2-0 lead just four minutes into the game. Central Connecticut managed to even the score on goals from Kacey Bisinere (Falmouth, MA) and Ashley Mara (West Hartford, CT) midway through the first half, but Albert would find the back of the net less than a minute later to break the tie and the Bulldogs would never look back.

Albert's tally started a four-goal outburst by the Bulldogs who took a 7-4 lead into the locker room at the half. Delia Glover (Marston Mills, MA) would open the second half with a free position goal just over a minute into the final frame, but the story of the night was Bolton who had a career game between the pipes for the Bulldogs.

Central Connecticut (0-10) out-shot the Bulldogs 34 to 27 in the game and got a pair of goals from Ashley Perkoski (Newington, CT) and Alexa Smead (Averill, NY), but Bolton came up big when the Bulldogs needed her, netting a career-best and school record saves on the night. The previous record was 17 held by Samantha Libby in 2003.

Bryant will begin a six-game road trip starting Friday with a game at Quinnipiac (4 p.m.).

at Smithfield, RI
Goals - Albert 3, Faiola 3, Green 2, Glover 2, Sheridan 1, Manzi 1.
Assists - Faiola 2, Green 2, Demarseilles 1

Goals - Perkoski 2, Smead 2, Mara 1, Conway 1, Mooney 1, Bisinere 1.
Assists - Mara 1
Saves - Bolton (B), 20; Lee (C) 9
Records - Bryant 3-6, Central Connecticut 0-10

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