#7 Stonehill Fires Past Southern Connecticut, 23-6

Freshman Heather Sullivan posted season-bests of six goals and two assists to lead Stonehill tonight.

#7 Stonehill Fires Past Southern Connecticut, 23-6

Sullivan posts season-bests for goals and assists to lead Skyhawks to win


EASTON, Mass. (April 14, 2010) – Stonehill College, ranked seventh in this week’s Intercollegiate Women’s Lacrosse Coaches Association (IWLCA) Division II poll, stormed to its eighth-straight win with a 23-6 triumph over Southern Connecticut State University in Northeast-10 Conference women’s lacrosse action at W.B. Mason Stadium tonight.

Freshman Heather Sullivan (Andover, Mass./Andover) posted season-bests of six goals and two assists to lead Stonehill to the win with eight points. Sophomore Sam Lynott (Holbrook, N.Y./Sachem East) also contributed a season-best eight points with a season-high five assists to go with three goals. Junior Hannah Anderson (Eden Prairie, Minn./Eden Prairie) added four goals and two assists for six points, while sophomore Sarah Galligan (West Newbury, Mass./Pentucket Regional) posted three goals and two assists for five points.

Sophomore Samantha Lynott also collected a season-high eight points with a season-best five assists. (PHOTO BY Richard Orr)

Freshman Kelsey Reilly (Hingham, Mass./Notre Dame Academy) had a strong all-around game for the Skyhawks, contributing three goals and an assist for four points, while also notching seven ground balls, five caused turnovers and three draw controls. Classmate Kayla Green (Londonderry, N.H./Londonderry) chipped in with two goals and two assists off the bench. Senior Jackie Ladino (North Dartmouth, Mass./Dartmouth) dished out three assists.

Six different Southern Connecticut players scored goals on the night, including first half goals from senior KellyAnne McCafferty (Durham, N.H./Oyster River), freshman Jessica Shaw (Beverly, Mass./Beverly) and sophomore Elizabeth Dishnian (Shelton, Conn./Shelton).

Senior Lisa Corso (North Bellmore, N.Y./Wellington C. Mepham) finished with five saves in goal for Southern as Stonehill posted a 34-10 advantage in shots for the contest, including 28-7 on goal. Freshman Rebecca Moore (Marlborough, Mass./St. Mark’s School) stopped one shot in 45:58 in the Stonehill goal.

Stonehill scored the first six goals in the opening ten minutes of the contest. Sullivan had a role in three of those markers with two goals and an assist, while Lynott contributed a goal and assist. The Skyhawks opened an 11-1 lead after two-straight goals from Green, both assisted by Lynott, with 9:51 to play in the half. Sullivan had two more goals in that stretch, while Lynott had a goal and two assists.

Stonehill led 14-3 at the break and then scored six-straight goals during a seven-minute stretch in the final ten minutes of regulation to turn a 16-5 lead into a 22-5 margin after Sullivan’s six of the match with 3:04 to play.

Stonehill (9-1, 7-1 NE-10) is back in action on Saturday when it visits American International College for a Northeast-10 matchup at noon. The Skyhawks return home next Tuesday to host Assumption College on Tuesday night for their final regular season home match of the season at W.B. Mason Stadium at 7 p.m. Southern Connecticut State (0-9, 0-7 NE-10) visits Southern New Hampshire University on Saturday at 4 p.m.