#7 Stonehill Runs Past #9 New Haven, 17-6
Gross and Anderson lead Skyhawks to second-straight win with seven points
EASTON, Mass. (March 27, 2010) – Stonehill College, ranked seventh in this week’s Intercollegiate Women’s Lacrosse Coaches Association (IWLCA) Division II poll, wrapped an eight goal run around halftime to key a 17-6 victory over 9th-ranked University of New Haven in Northeast-10 Conference women’s lacrosse action at Kayo Field this afternoon.
Senior Liza Gross (Loudonville, N.Y./Shaker) and junior Hannah Anderson (Eden Prairie, Minn./Eden Prairie) each posted seven point games to lead Stonehill to the win. Gross collected five goals and two assists, while Anderson finished with four goals and three assists on the afternoon. The duo keyed an 8-0 Skyhawks run that stretched from the 9:26-mark of the first half until the 24:04 mark of the second that turned a 4-2 New Haven lead into a 10-4 Stonehill advantage. Both had two goals and an assist in that stretch.
Senior Jackie Ladino (North Dartmouth, Mass./Dartmouth) and freshman Heather Sullivan (Andover, Mass./Andover) each netted three goals for Stonehill in the win.
Sophomore Sarah Magnone (Yardley, Pa./Villa Joseph Marie) led New Haven with two goals. Senior Sarah LeGoff (Manorville, N.Y./Eastport South Manor) added a goal and assist for the Chargers.
Freshman Rebecca Moore (Marlborough, Mass./St. Mark’s School) posted four saves in goal for Stonehill, while sophomore Maureen Spellman (Trumbull, Conn./St. Joseph) stopped ten shots (seven second half) in goal for New Haven. Stonehill finished with a 33-16 advantage in shots for the contest, including 27-10 on goal.
New Haven opened the scoring with a pair of goals, the first by sophomore Alexis Gabbe (Malverne, N.Y./Malverne) 5:22 into the game before Magnone’s first of the game with 19:20 to play in the opening half. Sullivan put Stonehill on the board with a free-position goal with 18:26 left in the half and the teams traded scores until Gross sparked the Skyhawks eight-goal run with a free-position marker with 9:26 left in the half.
Stonehill held a 7-4 halftime lead and then outscored New Haven, 10-2, in the final 30 minutes to run away with the win. Anderson capped the 8-0 run with a pair of unassisted goals less than six minutes into the second half.
Magnone and LeGoff sandwiched goals for New Haven around Stonehill goals by Anderson and Ladino to put the score at 12-6 with 8:44 to play. However, the Skyhawks closed the game out with five unanswered goals. Gross had two goals and an assist in the closing run, while Anderson posted a goal and two assists.
Stonehill (3-1, 2-1 NE-10) returns to action on Wednesday when it hosts Southern New Hampshire University for a key conference clash at W.B. Mason Stadium at 4 p.m. New Haven (2-3, 1-1 NE-10) hosts No. 3-ranked LIU-C.W. Post for a non-conference matchup on Wednesday at 3:30 p.m.