March 24, 2012

Assumption Rallies Past Women's Lacrosse 13-12

WORCESTER, Mass. – Assumption College rallied from an 8-3 halftime deficit to post a 13-12 Northeast-10 women's lacrosse victory over Southern New Hampshire University at Multi-Sport Stadium Saturday afternoon.  The Greyhounds upped their record to 2-4 and 2-2 in the NE-10 with the victory, while the Penmen are now 1-5 and 1-3 in league play.

Amy McNeil led Assumption with three goals, while Michelle Santos, Camille Auger and Kathryn Beall recorded two goals apiece.

Ellie Morin (Scarborough, Maine) paced Southern New Hampshire with four goals, while Emily Mongeau (Westborough, Mass.) finished with three goals.  Kayleigh Dube (Bourne, Mass.) and Phoebe Clark (Concord, N.H.) had two goals apiece for the Penmen, while Lindsay Bucknam (Bow, N.H.) had the other SNHU tally.

Assumption trailed 8-3 at halftime and was down 9-4 when it ran off three unanswered goals to pull within two, 9-7, on Lindsay Hagerman's goal with 21:45 remaining.  Morin recorded a free position goal at the 17:09 mark to make it 10-7, but the Greyhounds scored the game's next four goals, and a McNeil tally with 13:34 on the clock gave the hosts their first lead of the game, 11-10.

Clark tied the game with 12:15 left, but Auger would convert a free position shot to make it 12-11 with just over nine minutes to go.  Mongeau tied the game at the 6:39 mark, but Steph O'Rourke would record the eventual game-winner 1:13 later.  Assumption would control the ensuing draw and maintained possession for much of the remainder of the game.

Clark got Southern New Hampshire on the board 1:09 into the game as the Penmen scored five of the game's first six goals, with a goal by Mongeau at the 17:43 mark capping a flurry of three SNHU goals in 57 seconds.  A Mongeau free position tally 2:57 before intermission made it 8-2, and the guests took an 8-3 lead into halftime.

Michelle Monahan made 12 saves in goal for Assumption while Penmen netminder Kellie Renk (Kennebunk, Maine) turned aside 14 shots as the Greyhounds outshot Southern New Hampshire 41-29, including a 25-11 advantage over the final 30 minutes.

Southern New Hampshire returns to action Tuesday afternoon when it hosts Saint Anselm College for a 4:00 Northeast-10 contest.