New Haven, Conn. - Sophomore Courtney Cacace (Brookfield, Conn.) of the Albertus Magnus College women's lacrosse team netted a career-best eight goals as the Falcons topped Dean College, 18-6, in non-conference play on Tuesday evening at Celentano Field.
FINAL SCORE: Albertus Magnus 18 | Dean 6
RECORDS: Albertus Magnus (3-2) | Dean (0-4)
HOW IT HAPPENED
Over the first 14 minutes of play, Albertus Magnus controlled the flow of the game, outscoring the Bulldogs by an 8-1 edge before Makayla Fisher broke the visitors silence with an unassisted marker at the 13:02 mark. The Falcons would close out the first with a 6-1 run to take a commanding 14-3 lead at the half. Cacace led the Falcons in the opening 30 minutes with five goals while Alix Hughes (Trumbull, Conn.) netted four of her own.
Cacace opened the final 30 minutes of regulation with back-to-back goals pushing the Falcons' lead to 16-3 until three straight goals from Dean brought the score to within 10, 16-6. However, it wasn't enough for a rally as the Falcons took home the "W", 18-6.
BETWEEN THE PIPES
- Albertus Magnus – Lexie Fenn (W, 3-2): 3 Goals-Against | 4 Saves | 7 Shots
- Albertus Magnus – Grace Vestro: 3 Goals-Against | 0 Save | 3 Shots
- Dean – Jamaya Cleveland (L, 0-4): 18 Goals-Against | 12 Saves | 30 Shots
- Courtney Cacace – eight goals
- Alix Hughes – five goals
- Korina Zelaya – two assists
- Aida Sarr – two assists
INSIDE THE NUMBERS
- Albertus Magnus was a perfect 12-of-12 in clears and was 3-of-4 in free position shots.
- Dean finished the evening 8-of-16 in clears and 1-of-1 in free positions shots.
- The Falcons forced 11 of the Bulldogs' 20 turnovers.
- Albertus Magnus won the draw control battle, 18-7, and posted a 27-10 advantage in ground balls.
- Lauryn Wilks paced the visitors' offense with four goals as well as posted three ground balls, two draw controls and a caused turnover.
- Along with her two assists, Zelaya added seven ground balls, a draw control and two caused turnovers to her stat line.
- Both Robyn Grimshaw (Waterbury, Conn.) and Michele Guerrera (Watertown, Conn.) recorded their first collegiate assist while Grimshaw posted a team-high six draw controls.
- Sophomore Kaitlin D'Agostino (Hamden, Conn.) recorded an impressive game as the middie recorded one goal, two assists, five ground balls, team-best six draw controls and three caused turnovers.
- Freshman Katherin Martinez (Norwalk, Conn.) also had a goal and an assist for the Falcons.
The Falcons return to the field on Thursday, March 29th with a home non-conference clash against SUNY Purchase beginning at 4 p.m.