Women's Lacrosse Picks Up First Conference Win
New England College junior attacker Brandi Vittum (Woodstock, Vt.) would score with just two seconds remaining in regulation to lift the Pilgrims past the Colby-Sawyer College Chargers 10-9 Saturday afternoon in Manchester. The win is the second in a row for the Pilgrims who even their overall record to 2-2. The loss drops the Chargers to 0-4 on the season.
The two teams would battle evenly through much of the first half which saw six ties and five lead changes. The Pilgrims would strike first but Colby-Sawyer would battle back taking their first lead of the game going up 3-2 with 22:09 remaining in the first. The two teams would exchange goals but NEC would use back-to-back goals from Emily Tanguay (Manchester, N.H.) and Vittum to go up 5-4. Colby-Sawyer would answer using back-to-back goals of their own from Elaine Kennedy (Sunderland, Mass.)and Sarah McRoberts (Bourne, Mass.) to regain the one goal lead. The Pilgrims would respond netting the final two goals of the first half to head into intermission up 7-6.
Colby-Sawyer would strike first in the second half as Deb McEachern (Billerica, Mass.) would convert on a free position shot to tie the game at 7-7. NEC’s Emily Tanguay would put the Pilgrims back up scoring her fourth goal of the afternoon at the 13:51 mark. Colby-Sawyer would battle back as Tara Stewart (Londonderry, N.H.) would net back-to-back goals putting the Chargers up 9-8 with just under eight minutes remaining. NEC’s Tanguay would tack on another goal late and Brandi Vittum would come up huge scoring with two seconds on remaining in regulation to lift the Pilgrims past the Chargers 10-9.
way for NEC was Emily Tanguay who finished with five goals and two
assists. NEC’s Brandi Vittum finished
with two goals and Casey McFarland (Webster, N.H.) scored a goal and dished out
way for Colby-Sawyer was Tara Stewart who finished with three goals and Elaina
Kennedy who netted two goals for the Chargers
Picking up the win in goal for New England College was Alexandra DiRico (Limerick, Pa.) who finished with 16 saves. In goal for Colby-Sawyer was Megan Sievert (Lee, N.H.) who finished with seven saves.