Women's Lacrosse Drops 18-3 Decision At Bentley
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WALTHAM, Mass. - The Saint Michael's College women's lacrosse team (2-7, 1-4 Northeast-10 Conference) led early, but a long scoring drought was the difference in an 18-3 loss at Bentley University on Wednesday evening.
Senior Joan Colloton (Albany, N.Y./Academy of the Holy Names) tallied a goal and three ground balls in the loss, while junior Eliza Scoba (Franklin, Mass./Franklin) and sophomore Kait Newdorf (Auburn, N.H./Manchester Memorial) also scored for the Purple Knights. Junior Sandy Palumbo (Guilford, Conn./Guilford) turned aside 16 shots.
For Bentley (4-5, 3-2 NE-10), Cori Geiger netted four goals and four assists, while Alex Carney and Chelsea Larivee added three goals apiece. Lauren Canepa tallied two goals, Megan Wiggins chipped in with one goal and two assists, and Ally Dorman recorded four saves.
Colloton opened the game's scoring 2:49 into the contest, but that proved to be the only goal Saint Michael's would score in the first half. Bentley rattled off the final 12 goals of the period to open up a 12-1 halftime lead, and the Falcons sealed the win with the first three goals of the second half before Newdorf broke the dry spell for the Purple Knights with 19:36 to go.
Bentley finished with a 38-8 advantage in shots and a 37-21 edge in ground balls. Saint Michael's committed 23 turnovers to just 15 for Bentley, although the Purple Knights had just five turnovers after halftime.
Saint Michael's is back in action on Saturday with a 3 p.m. contest at league-rival Assumption College.