March 18, 2013

Stonehill Blows Out St. Michael's in NE-10 Opener

from press release

EASTON, Mass. -- No. 10 Stonehill College defeated St. Michael's 17-5 in both teams' first Northeast-10 Conference game of the season Monday at W.B. Mason Stadium. The loss drops the Purple Knights to 2-2 overall and 0-1 in the league, while the Skyhawks, who are ranked in the most recent Intercollegiate Women's Lacrosse Coaches Association (IWLCA) Division II poll, improve to 2-2 and 1-0.

Senior Kayla Green (Londonderry, N.H./Londonderry) picked up four goals and an assist for Stonehill, while classmate Heather Sullivan (Andover, Mass./Andover) and junior Elizabeth Lane (Sandwich, Mass./Bishop Stang) each tallied three markers. Senior Kelsey Reilly (Hingham, Mass./Notre Dame Academy) and sophomore Emily Faherty (Westborough, Mass./Westborough) both scored twice, and junior Mary Lee Mahony (Yardley, Pa./Villa Joseph Marie) had a goal and three assists. Sophomore Ashley Armstrong (Northborough, Mass./Algonquin Regional) made five stops to earn the win beforeCaitlyn Taveira (Mineola, N.Y./Mineola) made two saves in the final 9:37.

Senior Caitlin Mahoney (Cohasset, Mass./Cohasset) paced Saint Michael's with two goals, while juniors Caroline Casper (Norfolk, Mass./Thayer Academy) and Crystal King (South Burlington, Vt./South Burlington) and sophomore Melissa Jaskiewicz(Kensington, Md./Bethesda-Chevy Chase) recorded a goal apiece. First-year Casey Curtin (Waltham, Mass./Ursuline Academy)made nine saves.

After Stonehill netted the game's first eight goals during a 13:55 stretch in the opening half, the Purple Knights answered with two of the next three goals, as Casper scored on a free position shot with 14:01 remaining in the frame, and King found the back of the net at 9:11. The Skyhawks added two more goals to close out the half.

The hosts scored the first three markers of the second half before Jaskiewicz and Mahoney gave the Purple Knights two of the game's next three tallies with 20:27 and 8:45 remaining, respectively. Mahoney buried a free position shot for her second goal of contest with 3:53 left to play.

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