COLCHESTER, Vt. - The Saint Michael's College women's lacrosse team finished off a four-game Spring Break slate by returning home for a 21-7 loss against Assumption College on Sunday at Duffy Field. The Purple Knights, now 0-4 overall and 0-2 in the Northeast-10 Conference, had played at home last Saturday before heading to Colorado for a pair of contests. The Greyhounds are 4-1 and 1-1.
Senior Kealy Moyna (Yonkers, N.Y./The Ursuline School) and junior Alex Vincent (Rush, N.Y./Our Lady of Mercy School for Young Women) both turned in two goals and an assist, with Moyna moving into a tie for seventh in program history for career assists (40) with Amanda Lohin '03 and Crystal King '14. Junior Kate Martin (Mattapoisett, Mass./Bishop Stang) turned in a goal and an assist, while senior Ashley Dineen (Somers, N.Y./Canterbury School) and first-year Kaitlyn Waystack (Topsfield, Mass./Masconomet Regional) both tallied once, with Dineen notching three draw controls and Waystack adding three ground balls.
First-year Emma Coleman (Scarsdale, N.Y./Scarsdale) caused five turnovers, sophomore Katrina Pietz (Brentwood, N.H./Exeter) totaled three draw controls and three ground balls, while classmate Lilly Hardy (Greenland, N.H./Portsmouth) also had three ground balls. First-year Alexis Bower (Elmira, N.Y./Horseheads) made 10 saves in the opening half to take the loss, and classmate Victoria Putnam (East Falmouth, Mass./Saint Mark's School) worked a two-save second stanza.
Sophomore Amanda Burns scored six goals for Assumption, junior Sarah Reilly had three goals and four assists, and senior Caitlin Graves added four goals and a helper. Sophomore Jenny Bush tacked on two goals while controlling nine draws, and classmate Kyra Goucher made five saves.
Assumption scored the first three goals in a 1:59 span, with Burns netting the final two to make it 3-0 by 22:10 of the opening half, but Moyna countered at 20:43 off of Martin's feed. The Greyhounds proceeded to score the next six goals, with junior Kailyn Hart turning in two goals and an assist and Graves two goals in that run. Saint Michael's used a 4-3 stretch to edge within 12-5 by 2:22, as Waystack, Dineen, Martin and Moyna all scored, but the visitors responded with the next eight goals, leading by 10 at halftime and 20-5 at 13:33 of the second stanza. Vincent tallied two of the game's final three goals, including off of a Moyna helper with 9:11 remaining.
The Purple Knights hit the road to play Saint Anselm College on Tuesday at 4 p.m.