March 26, 2014

No. 7 New Haven Stays Perfect, Trims Dowling

from press release

BROOKHAVEN, N.Y. - The nationally ranked No. 7 University of New Haven women's lacrosse team rebounded from a four-goal halftime deficit and defeated Dowling College 12-11 Wednesday afternoon in a non-conference battle in Long Island. Kathryn Campbell (Mansfield, Mass./Mansfield) scored the Chargers go-ahead goal with one minute left to lead UNH to its seventh consecutive win.

The Chargers move to 7-0 on the season, while the Golden Lions drop to 6-2 overall. New Haven's seven-game winning streak to open the season ties the second best mark from 2012 and is two behind the program's best start of 9-0 in 2009.

Campbell scored two goals, including the game-winner, while adding six ground balls, four draw controls and four caused turnovers. Sophomore Courtney Ackland (Perth, Western Australia/Churchlands) led the game with five goals and added one assist. Corinne Fisher (Jackson, N.J./Jackson Memorial) scored the Chargers game-tying goal at the 4:08 mark and finished with two goals and two assists. Senior Nicole McKee (Wantagh, N.Y./MacArthur) added two goals, one assist and matched a team-high four draw controls. Marissa Fisher (Jackson, N.J./Jackson Memorial) rounded out the scoring with one goal in the non-conference victory.

New Haven once again held an advantage in draw controls, leading the Golden Lions 13-11. The Chargers led 26-23 in ground balls and 26-23 in ground balls, while Dowling led in shots (26-23) and clears (12-11).

Dowling controlled a majority of the game and scored the game's first four points. McKee, Corinne Fisher and Marissa Fisher each scored over a seven-minute stretch and narrowed the gap to one at the 8:41 mark of the first half. The Golden Lions then responded with another trio of unanswered goals to finish the half ahead 7-3.

Ackland netted the first three goals of the second half and brought UNH back within one just 2:42 into the half. The Chargers and Golden Lions exchanged the game's next six goals over the next seven minutes. At the 12:30 mark, Ackland scored her fifth goal of the half and evened the score at 10-10. Three minutes later, Dowling regained the lead with a Katie Meinecke score. The final two goals of the game came from Corinne Fisher and Campbell in the closing five minutes.

New Haven continues its three-game road trip at Bentley on Saturday, March 29 in a 12 p.m. tilt in Waltham, Mass. Then UNH travels on No. 4 Le Moyne on Wednesday, April 2.

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