Women's Lacrosse fall in two close games
New England College women’s lacrosse opened their 2008 season with two close road losses last weekend. The Pilgrims were edged by Frostburg State 7-9 on Saturday afternoon and battle Centenary College losing just 14-15 in double overtime on Sunday.
In Saturday’s loss to Frostburg the Pilgrims would allow three goals in the opening three minutes of the game to fall behind 3-0 early. NEC would answer scoring the next three goals to tie the game at 3-3 with 11:18 remaining in the first half. Frostburg would net two unanaswered goals in the final minutes of the first half including one with just 30 seconds remaining to head into intermission up 5-3.
In the second half the Pilgrims would battle from behind to tie the game at 6-6 but Frostburg would prove too tough out scoring the Pilgrims 3-1 in the final 15 minutes of the regulation to capture the 9-7 victory.
Leading the way for NEC was Casey McFarland (Webster, N.H.) who finished with two goals and an assist, while Emily Tanguay (Manchester, N.H.) netted two goals for the Pilgrims. In net for NEC was Alexandria DiRico (Limerick, Pa.) who finished with eight saves.
In Sunday’s match-up with Centenary College the two teams would battle through the opening two halves of regulation sending the game into overtime tied 13-13. The two teams would exchange goals in the first overtime forcing a second overtime but it would be Centanary who would net the lone goal in the second overtime capturing the 14-13 win.
Leading the way for NEC was Emily Tanguay and Brandi Vittum (Woodstock, Vt.) who each scored four goals. NEC’s Casey McFarland netted two goals and picked up three assists, while Chelsea Bennett (New Glasgow, N.S.) scored a goal and dished out an assist for the Pilgrims. In goal for NEC was Alexandria DiRico who finished with 25 saves.