NEW HAVEN, Conn. – A strong second-half run propelled Lycoming College past the Albertus Magnus College women's lacrosse team, 16-6, in nonconference action Wednesday afternoon at Celentano Field.
FINAL: Lycoming 16 | Albertus Magnus 6
RECORDS: Albertus Magnus (1-1) | Lycoming (1-3)
HOW IT HAPPENED
Lycoming opened today's afternoon game with seven unanswered goals to take a 7-0 advantage 14:43 into the bout. Hailey Kimble began the game with the first three goals, while Kayla Dijoseph scored twice, and Erika Boyer and Cecilia Massey netted one each.
Kaitlyn Ellsworth (Tolland, Conn.) tallied the first goal for the Falcons at the 2:45 mark of the first half. Another score by the Warriors preceded halftime, which gave Lycoming an 8-1 advantage at the break.
The Falcons began to cut into the lead in the second half, netting three of the next five goals to bring the margin to six, 10-4, with 15:32 left. Madison Neilander (Wallingford, Conn.) tallied two goals over the run, with Kaitlin D'Agostino (Hamden, Conn.) logging the third.
Lycoming took a commanding 16-4 advantage over the next 12-plus minutes with a six-goal run to ice the game. Both Ellsworth and D'Agostino got on the board before the final whistle, resulting in a 16-6 victory for the Warriors.
Both goaltenders finished the game with double-digit saves, with Albertus' Kelly Musante (Wallingford, Conn.) tallying a season-high 10 stops in her second start. Lycoming's Gabriella Haug made 13 saves to pick up the win.
BETWEEN THE PIPES
Albertus - Kelly Musante (L, 1-1): Shots on Goal 26 | Goals-Against 16 | Saves 10
Lycoming - Gabriella Haug (W, 1-1): Shots on Goal 19 | Goals-Against 6 | Saves 13
INSIDE THE NUMBERS
• Albertus was outshot by a slim 33-29 margin.
• The Falcons went 14-for-20 on clears today.
• Albertus won 15 draw controls to Lycoming's nine.
• The Warriors posted a slim 18-16 ground ball edge.
• Kimble led all players with eight points on five goals and three assists.
• Ellsworth, Neilander and D'Agostino all netted two goals each for the Falcons.
• Albertus falls to 1-1 on the year with both games being at home.
• With two goals today, Neilander crossed the 50-point plateau with 51 in her career.
• Both Neilander and D'Agostino have netted multiple goals in the first two games of the year.
• Musante has 17 saves through two games this season, with a 1-1 record.
The Albertus Magnus women's lacrosse team is scheduled to begin Great Northeast Athletic Conference (GNAC) play on Saturday, March 14, with a road 1:00 p.m. tilt against Rivier University.