New Haven, Conn. – The Albertus Magnus College women's lacrosse team ended the 2016 regular season with a 22-7 loss versus Mount Ida in Great Northeast Athletic Conference (GNAC) action on Saturday afternoonat Celentano Field.
With the setback, the Falcons end the year with a 1-12 overall record and an 0-9 mark in conference play. The Mustangs improved to 4-12 on the spring and 3-6 in league contests to enter the GNAC Tournament as the No. 6 seed.
Prior to the tilt, Albertus Magnus honored senior midfielders Miranda Jassil (North Branford, Conn.) and Maria Case (West Haven, Conn.) for their contributions to the program over the last three season. Jassil leaves New Haven as the program's all-time leader in goals, assists, points and draw controls, while Case some time in both goal and on the offensive end during her tenure with the team.
It was a two-headed attack for the hosts as freshman Aida Sarr (Bronx, N.Y.) and Jassil combined for all seven of the Falcon goals. Sarr netted four tallies to close out her first year on campus with a team-high 20 markers, while Jassil found the back of the net three times in her final collegiate game.
Defensively, Fekianne Charles (Bridgeport, Conn.) had a team-best four caused turnovers for Albertus Magnus. Freshman midfielder Taylor Bisaillon (Columbia, Conn.) had a game-high four draw controls for the home team.
Six different Mustangs scored in the game, led by junior attack Nicole Pavao with six goals and one assist. Sophomore Haylay Napier and freshman Alyssa Kelly each chipped in five tallies for the guests, while senior Samantha Basler torched the hosts for four tallies. Senior Briana Baker and freshman Anabelle Dentino both found the back of the net once for Mount Ida as well.
On the defensive side, the guests forced 16 turnovers and freshman Siobhan Geary contributed a team-high five and Baker added three of her own.
Mount Ida was dominant on draw controls winning 32 in the game. Napier, Kelly and Basler all had five apiece for the visitors.
The guests opened the game on a 10-0 run over the first 15 minutes of action. During the spurt, Mount Ida scored twice on free-position shots and Pavao capped the run with her second of the day. Over the final 15 minutes of the opening half, AMC outscored the guests, 3-2, to trail 12-3 at the half. To close out the frame, Jassil scored twice and Sarr netted her first of the day.
In the second half, the Mustangs pulled away with 10 goals.
In the cage, Albertus Magnus freshman Lexie Fenn (Oakville, Conn.) made 18 saves for the hosts. On the opposite side, Jackie Tarsook turned aside five shots to earn the win.
Mount Ida held a commanding 53-15 advantage in shots.