New Haven, Conn. – Sophomore Courtney Cacace (Brookfield, Conn.) of the Albertus Magnus College women's lacrosse team scores a game-high six goals and two assists for eight points as the Falcons snapped a five-game winning streak by defeating in-state rival Mitchell College, 16-10, in non-conference play on Thursday evening at Celentano Field.
FINAL SCORE: Albertus Magnus 16 | Mitchell 10
RECORDS: Albertus Magnus (4-7) | Mitchell (2-5)
HOW IT HAPPENED
Albertus Magnus opened regulation scoring three unanswered goals over the first four minutes of play before a man-up goal from Mitchell brought the score to within two, 3-1. Shortly after, sophomore Sabrina Pohlig (West Palm Beach, Fla.) scored back-to-back goals before Cacace scored three straight to extend the hosts' lead to seven, 8-1, with 11:33 left on the clock.
A minute later, Mitchell would score its final goal of the half at the 10:38 mark, but would head into halftime down, 9-2, as Korina Zelaya (Trumbull, Conn.) scored on a free position shot at the 1:54 mark.
Despite the Mariners outscoring the Falcons, 8-7, in the final 30 minutes of play, Albertus Magnus was able to seal the non-conference win behind three two-goal performances from Cacace, Alix Hughes (Trumbull, Conn.) and Kaitlin D'Agostino (Hamden, Conn.).
BETWEEN THE PIPES
- Albertus Magnus – Lexie Fenn (W, 4-7): 10 Goals-Against | 11 Saves | 21 Shots
- Mitchell – Gillian MacLellan (L, 2-5): 16 Goals-Against | 23 Saves | 39 Shots
INSIDE THE NUMBERS
- Albertus Magnus held the advantage in ground balls, 27-18, and outshot the Mariners, 49-25.
- Mitchell was led offensively by Kate McCormack who registered a game-high five goals as well as recorded a team-best two caused turnovers and four ground balls.
- McCormack also led the Mariners in draw controls with six.
- Three different players from Albertus Magnus posted a team-high two caused turnovers.
- Along with her two goals, Kaitlin D'Agostino (Hamden, Conn.) scooped up seven ground balls and won 11 draw controls.
- The Falcons forced 10 of the Mariners 21 turnovers.
- Albertus Magnus was a perfect 23-23 in clears and finished 3-of-7 in free position shots.
- Mitchell was unable to stop the Falcons in draw controls as the visitors recorded nine compared to the Falcons who posted 19.
- Senior Robyn Grimshaw (Waterbury, Conn.) tied her season-high in draw controls with six.
Albertus Magnus returns home on Saturday, April 14 as the Falcons welcome Regis (Mass.) for a GNAC showdown at Celentano Field. Game time is set for 12 p.m.