Boston, Mass. – Sophomore Korina Zelaya (Trumbull, Conn.) and freshman Alix Hughes (Trumbull, Conn.) of the Albertus Magnus College women's lacrosse team netted a team-best two goals each as the Falcons came up short on the road to Emmanuel (Mass.), 17-6, on Tuesday evening at Clemente Field in Great Northeast Athletic Conference (GNAC) action.
FINAL SCORE: Emmanuel (Mass.) 17 | Albertus Magnus 6
RECORDS: Albertus Magnus (3-5, 0-4) | Emmanuel (Mass.) (2-5, 2-3)
HOW IT HAPPENED
Junior Aida Sarr (Bronx, N.Y.) opened regulation scoring her first goal of the game on a free position shot just two minutes in to give the Falcons the early advantage until thirty seconds later as Elizabeth Fortier found the back of the net for the hosts to tie the game at 1-1. Emmanuel (Mass.) struck again doubling its lead, 2-1, but Zelaya would go on to score her seventh of the season, evening the score for the second time.
However, Emmanuel (Mass.) would take over on offense and close out the first with a 9-0 scoring run to take a commanding 11-2 lead heading into halftime.
Albertus Magnus started off the second half hot as the Falcons scored three straight goals, including two from Hughes, to cut the Saints' lead to six, 11-5, but it wasn't enough as the hosts put the game out of reach ending regulation with a 6-0 run.
BETWEEN THE PIPES
- Albertus Magnus – Lexie Fenn (L, 3-5): 17 Goals-Against | 6 Saves | 23 Shots
- Emmanuel (Mass.) – Riley Loomis (W, 2-3): 6 Goals-Against | 6 Saves | 12 Shots
- Tonight's 15 caused turnovers for the Falcons was a season-best.
INSIDE THE NUMBERS
- Kylie Rice paced the Saints' offense with a team-high six goals and three assists for nine points.
- Ricer also collected a six draw controls and three draw controls.
- Along with her goal, Kaitlin D'Agostino (Hamden, Conn.) collected a season-best seven draw controls, a ground ball and two caused turnovers.
- Emmanuel (Mass.) outshot the Falcons, 33-18, as well as posted a 16-15 edge in caused turnovers and a 25-22 advantage in ground balls.
- Both Albertus Magnus and Emmanuel (Mass.) had three free position goals.
- The Falcons won the draw control battle, 14-10, and finished the game 7-of-19 in clears.
- The Saints were 12-of-21 in clears and recorded a team total of 11 fouls.
- Keeper Lexie Fenn (Oakville, Conn.) and Zelaya led the Falcons with six ground balls.
- Four different players from Emmanuel (Mass.) had a team-high three caused turnovers.
The Falcons return to action this Saturday, April 7th with a road contest at Rivier beginning at 1 p.m.