EASTON, Mass. - The Saint Michael's College women's lacrosse team trailed by two goals into the early portion of the second half before losing a 17-8 decision to Stonehill College on Wednesday at W.B. Mason Stadium during Northeast-10 Conference play.
- Saint Michael's (3-11, 1-11 NE10), Stonehill (8-8, 5-7 NE10)
SAINT MICHAEL'S LEADERS
- Sophomore Erin Mikson (Merrimac, Mass./Pentucket Regional), 3 goals, 2 ground balls, 3 draw controls
- Senior Kate Martin (Mattapoisett, Mass./Bishop Stang), 2 goals, 3 ground balls, 2 draw controls, 5 caused turnovers
- Senior Alex Vincent (Rush, N.Y./Our Lady of Mercy School for Young Women), 1 goal, 1 assist, 2 ground balls, 2 caused turnovers
- Junior Kaelyn Oliver (Canton, Conn./Canton), 1 goal, 3 ground balls
- Sophomore Kaitlyn Waystack (Topsfield, Mass./Masconomet Regional), 1 goal
- Senior Annie Martin (Mattapoisett, Mass./Bishop Stang), 3 ground balls, 5 draw controls
- Sophomore Steph Brunelle (Wolfeboro, N.H./Brewster Academy), 4 ground balls
- Junior Lilly Hardy (Greenland, N.H./Portsmouth), 3 ground balls, 2 caused turnovers
- Sophomore Emma Coleman (Scarsdale, N.Y./Scarsdale), 3 draw controls, 2 caused turnovers
- First-year Jordy Fenton (Andover, Mass./Phillips Academy), 3 ground balls
- Sophomore Victoria Putnam (East Falmouth, Mass./Saint Mark's School), 2 saves, 3 ground balls in 36:57
- Sophomore Lucy Chin (Lexington, Mass./Lexington), 23:03 in relief
- Sophomore Shannon Hughes, 4 goals, 1 assist
- Junior Kaity Healey, 3 goals, 2 assists
- Junior Jennifer Wheaton, 2 goals, 2 assists
- Sophomore Olivia Pino, 2 goals, 1 assist, 3 caused turnovers
- First-year Kendall Fressle, 2 goals, 1 assist
- Junior Bailey Grant, 14 saves
- Saint Michael's held a 16-11 advantage in draw controls while forcing Stonehill into 25 turnovers, with the Purple Knights committing 23 themselves, holding a 16-13 edge in caused turnovers. Both teams had 32 ground balls, while the Skyhawks held a slim 30-28 advantage in shots.
- Coleman became the third player in NE10 history with 50 caused turnovers in a season, and the 20th in NCAA Division II history.
- Annie Martin joined Amanda Soule '08 as the only Purple Knights with multiple 50-draw control seasons.
- Kate Martin upped her career draw control figure to 67, passing Megan Rule '07 (66) for 10th in program history.
- Vincent became the fifth Purple Knight to cross the 150-point threshold (151), while she moved into a tie for eighth in program history in career assists (40) with Amanda Lohin '03 and Crystal King '14. Vincent's 19 assists this year are tied for fifth in school annals, while her 52 points are ninth, and are the most by a Purple Knight since 2008.
- The Skyhawks led 3-0 by 19:56 of the opening half, as Wheaton scored the opening marker at 28:38, Healey tallied 54 seconds later, and Wheaton fed Hughes for a woman-down goal to cap the run.
- Kate Martin and Mikson later scored within 2:39 of one another, with Martin's goal coming on a player advantage at 19:26 and Mikson's strike making it 3-2 at 16:47.
- First-year Corinne Lewis scored 24 seconds later, and classmate Emma Sullivan pushed the lead back to two with 8:14 left.
- The Purple Knights scored two of the half's final three goals, as Vincent found the net at 5:29 before Kate Martin beat the buzzer with three ticks remaining. The visitors trailed 6-4 at halftime.
- Stonehill began the second half with six straight goals in the opening 6:57, as Healey had two with an assist. Fressle and Pino also each scored twice.
- Oliver broke the drought by tallying with 15:58 to go, kicking off a 3-1 run that made it 13-7 when Mikson scored her second goal of the stretch off of a Kate Martin assist at 8:59.
- Four of the game's final five goals came from Skyhawks, with Hughes netting the last two. Waystack had the Purple and Gold goal in that stretch, with junior Katie Daley (Plymouth, Mass./Plymouth South) assisting.
NEXT SAINT MICHAEL'S GAME
- Saturday at No. 1 Le Moyne College, 12 p.m.
- The Purple Knights end their regular season against a squad whose ranking is according to both national polls.
- The Dolphins won the 2018 national championship, capping their fourth consecutive trip to the NCAA Tournament Final Four.