Women's Lacrosse: Chargers Set Pace in 15-7 Win against Cadets
MERIDAN, N.H.—Gina Conroy (Amherst, N.H.) and Hope Royce (Washington, Vt.) combined for four goals but it was not enough as the Norwich University women's lacrosse team dropped a 15-7 non-conference decision to the Chargers of Colby-Sawyer College on Friday afternoon at Kimball Union Academy's Pope Field.
With the loss, the Cadets fall to 0-4, while the Chargers improve to 2-4.
The Chargers received a game-high four goals from Laurel Bauer. Ashley Reis added three goals, while Nicole Danehy, Kylie McDonnell, and Caitlyn Whearty all added two goals apiece. Alyssia Janak and Michelle Upham both scored once. Carley Baker led the Chargers with two assists.
McDonnell wasted no time getting the Chargers the edge as she tallied back-to-back goals in the first 1:36 of the game. Whearty scored on a free-position shot at the 22:29 mark to put Colby-Sawyer up 3-0 before Norwich's Fitzpatrick put the Cadets on the board with an unassisted goal. The Chargers would outscore the Cadets 5-1 in the next 20 minutes of the half to take the 8-2 lead into halftime.
Norwich opened the second half with two goals to cut Colby-Sawyer's lead to 8-4, but Bauer and Whearty answered with a goal apiece to put the Chargers back up by six goals with 23:15 left to play. After trading a pair of goals, Norwich tacked on two in a row to come within five at 11-7, but the Cadets were unable to tally any additional goals and the Chargers scored four times in the final nine minutes to take the 15-7 win.
Norwich goaltender Rebecca Horgan (Topsfield, Mass.) recorded 11 saves in net for the Cadet and also totaled a game-high 10 ground balls. Colby-Sawyer goaltenders Karley Hamilton and Jodi Dumayne each recorded a save en route to the combined win.
The Cadets return to action on Monday, April 1 as they resume Great Northeast Athletic Conference action on the road for a 4:00 p.m. matchup at the University of Saint Joseph.