New Hampshire women's lax defeats Vanderbilt 7-5

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. - Sophomore Jessie Groszkowski (Reistertown, Md.), netted three goals to propel the University of New Hampshire womenís lacrosse team to a 7-5 victory over Vanderbilt University here at Omni Turf Field on the campus of Massachusetts Institute of Technology here this afternoon.

Colleen Christopher (Newington, N.H.) netted a pair of goals to help the Wildcat cause. Christopher has now recorded 99 career points. Megan Mangano (Saratoga Springs, N.Y.) and Christine Anneberg (Denver, Col.) each added single tallies. April Tellam led the Commodores with two goals and an assist.

UNH (3-2) broke a 2-2 halftime tie just nine seconds into the second half when Anneberg netted her goal. Groszkowski's second goal at 27:59 and a free-position goal by Christopher at 22:08 pushed the New Hampshire lead to 5-2. A free-position goal by Vanderbilt's(0-5) Jess Roguski 1:07 later cut the UNH lead to two. Groszkowski would net her third goal at the 17:44 mark to push the Wildcat advantage back to three. Tellam's second goal followed by a Jeannie Crawley tally put Vanderbilt down one, 6-5, with 11:38 to play. New Hampshire gave itself breathing room when Mangano scored her goal with 5:18 to play to close out the scoring.

The two teams traded goals in the first half. Christopher opened the scoring at 27:26, before Tellam responded 1:52 later. Groszkowski netted her first goal at 11:05 before the Commodores closed out the first half scoring 4:21 before the break.

Senior Amanda Warren (Amherst, N.H.) turned away 16 Vanderbilt shots in net, while Emily Lough turned away nine shots for the Commodores. New Hampshire opens its America East slate on Sunday (3/25) when it faces Drexel at MIT. Game time is 1 p.m.

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