Women's Lacrosse Loses 16-10 Decision at No. 16 Bentley During NE10 Play

Women's Lacrosse Loses 16-10 Decision at No. 16 Bentley During NE10 Play

WALTHAM, Mass. - The Saint Michael's College women's lacrosse team fell to 16th-ranked Bentley University, 16-10, on Tuesday during Northeast-10 Conference play at Bentley Field. The Falcons are 16th in this week's US Lacrosse Magazine national poll.

RECORDS

  • Saint Michael's (2-6, 0-6 NE10), Bentley (7-1, 5-1 NE10)

SAINT MICHAEL'S LEADERS

  • Senior Kate Martin (Mattapoisett, Mass./Bishop Stang), 3 goals, 2 assists
  • Senior Alex Vincent (Rush, N.Y./Our Lady of Mercy School for Young Women), 2 goals, 2 assists, 4 draw controls
  • Junior Kaelyn Oliver (Canton, Conn./Canton), 3 goals, 3 draw controls
  • Junior Katrina Pietz (Brentwood, N.H./Exeter), 1 goal, 1 assist
  • Sophomore Erin Mikson (Merrimac, Mass./Pentucket Regional), 1 goal, 3 ground balls, 2 caused turnovers
  • Sophomore Emma Coleman (Scarsdale, N.Y./Scarsdale), 4 ground balls, 5 caused turnovers
  • Junior Lilly Hardy (Greenland, N.H./Portsmouth), 4 ground balls, 2 caused turnovers
  • Senior Annie Martin (Mattapoisett, Mass./Bishop Stang), 3 ground balls
  • Sophomore Ashley Turner (Monkton, Vt./Mount Abraham Union), 3 ground balls
  • Sophomore Victoria Putnam (East Falmouth, Mass./Saint Mark's School), 13 saves

OPPONENT LEADERS

  • Sophomore Julia Glavin, 7 goals, 8 draw controls
  • First-year Christine Fish, 2 goals, 1 assist
  • Sophomore Cara McCarthy, 2 goals
  • Junior Eliza Bresler, 14 saves, 6 ground balls, 4 caused turnovers

GAME FACTS

  • The Purple Knights played their second of three nationally-ranked foes during a four-game stretch. The Falcons were already the fourth nationally-ranked opponent Saint Michael's faced, all in NE10 play.
  • Vincent upped her career point total to 131, moving within two of the program's all-time top 10. She has 97 goals, leapfrogging Megan Lagasse '07 (96) to take over ninth place.
  • Annie Martin reached 100 ground balls on the nose, tying her older sister, Claire Martin '14, for 13th in program history. Only 14 Purple Knights have 100 ground balls.
  • Coleman's 30 caused turnovers - through eight games - are two short of the school mark she set last year in a 15-contest schedule. Nicole Buckley '14 is the only other Purple Knight to ever cause 30 turnovers, doing so with exactly 30 in 2012.

THE ACTION

  • Bentley pulled out to a 7-1 lead by 17:15 of the opening half, with Glavin and McCarthy scoring twice apiece. Oliver netted the Purple Knights' marker, off a feed from Vincent.
  • Saint Michael's ended the half on a 4-2 run to draw within 9-5, as Vincent contributed a goal and an assist. Kate Martin, Mikson and Oliver also found the back of the net.
  • Glavin and Fish pushed the lead to six within the opening 6:39 of the second stanza, but Saint Michael's scored three goals in a matter of 5:01 to cut the deficit to 11-8 at 17:18. Vincent tallied the first before Kate Martin potted the final two, with sophomore Kaitlyn Waystack (Topsfield, Mass./Masconomet Regional) dishing off on Martin's first.
  • Glavin scored three more goals to trigger a 5-1 Bentley run, with Pietz's free-position score at 4:44 the lone goal for the hosts.
  • Oliver closed the scoring with 1:21 left on a pass from Martin.

NEXT SAINT MICHAEL'S GAME

  • Saturday at No. 16 Pace University, 4 p.m.
  • The Setters' national ranking is according to the Intercollegiate Women's Lacrosse Coaches Association (IWLCA).