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Standish, Me. - Despite a hat trick from junior Kaitlyn Ellsworth (Tolland, Conn.), the Albertus Magnus College women's lacrosse team lost by a score of 17-6 to Saint Joseph's College of Maine on Saturday afternoon in Great Northeast Athletic Conference (GNAC) play.
FINAL: Saint Joseph's 17 | Albertus Magnus 6
RECORDS: Albertus Magnus (1-6, 1-4) | Saint Joseph's (4-3, 4-0)
HOW IT HAPPENED
First Half (10-3 SJM)
- Three minutes into regulation, Saint Joseph's found themselves up 2-0 after back-to-back goals from Maddy Beaulieu and Kara Kelly, but a goal from Alexis Lape (Bristol, Conn.) cut the deficit in half, 2-1.
- An unassisted goal from Liz Callahan sparked a 7-0 run that put the Monks ahead 9-1 with 18:15 left in the first.
- A pair of goals from freshman Madison Neilander (Wallingford, Conn.) and Ellsworth brought the Falcons to within six, 9-3, but a second goal from Kayla Kelly gave Saint Joseph's a seven-goal cushion at the half, 10-3.
Second Half (7-3 SJM)
- Saint Joseph's opened the second half with five-goal scoring run, including another two from Kayla Kelly, to take a commanding 15-3 lead over Albertus.
- Neilander struck again for the Falcons scoring her second of the game on a free-position shot at the 18:22 mark following a penalty by the Monks.
- With the clock winding down, Albertus was only able to score two more times, both from Ellsworth, to bring the final score to 17-6.
- Junior Kaitlin D'Agostino (Hamden, Conn.) won seven draw controls for the Falcons and picked up a team-best four ground balls.
- Sophomore Katherin Martinez (Norwalk, Conn.) led the defensive unit with three caused turnovers.
- Both D'Agostino and Maddy Rowe (Branford, Conn.) picked up an assist.
- Kayla Kelly finished with a team-high five goals for five points while Beaulieu also tallied five points for the Monks behind two goals and three assists.
- Along with a goal and assist, Logan Champlin won five draw controls, scooped up three ground balls and caused a pair of turnovers.
BETWEEN THE PIPES
- Lexie Fenn (Oakville, Conn.) (L, 1-6): 17 Goals-Against | 6 Saves | 23 Shots
- Grace Vestro (Waterbury, Conn.): 0 Goals-Against | 4 Saves | 4 Shots
- Kaylin Mansir (W, 4-3): 3 Goals-Against | 3 Saves | 6 Shots
- Madelyn Nelson: 3 Goals-Against | 1 Save | 4 Shots
Albertus returns to action on Tuesday, March 26 with a road non-conference showdown at Dean. Game time is set for 4PM.