DURHAM, N.H. – Sophomore Susie Piotrkowski (Franklin, Conn.), with a career-high five goal effort, supercharged the University of New Hampshire women’s lacrosse team to an 18-4 win over the University of Connecticut on Friday afternoon at Memorial Field. The Wildcats improve to 3-2 with the win, while the Huskies remain without a win, 0-3.
Ashley Durepo (Concord, N.H.), Ashley Crook (So. Burlington, Vt.) and Moira Talbot (Marblehead, Mass.) all had multi-point efforts for the Wildcats, who tallied 12 second-half goals. Durepo, who recorded three goals and five assists, opened up the scoring for the Wildcats just 20 seconds into the game. Crook and Talbot each earned three goals in the game, while Tailbot added an assist.
New Hampshire then railed off six goals, including three straight by Piotrowkski, to take a 6-0 lead with under ten minutes to play in the first half. Allie Duclos (South Windsor, Conn.) earned her first collegiate goal for the Wildcats at 10:31. Piotrkowski earned the assist on the goal. Junior Michela Hardy (Reading, Mass.) connected on a free position shot to make it 6-0 with 9:30 remaining in the opening frame.
Connecticut got on the board with a tally by Kim McGinty at 9:05. McGinty finished the game with a goal and two assists for the Huskies. Less than a minute later, Jillian Cerar gave the Huskies another to make it 6-2. The visitors notched two more goals to get within two of the Wildcats (6-4) with 27:17 to play in the game.
Crook notched a tally at 26:12 to jump start a 12-0 Wildcat run, putting the game out of reach for the Huskies. During the second half, Crook notched three goals in under six minutes of action. Freshman Deb Dale (East Northport N.Y.) earned her first collegiate point on Talbot’s second goal of the game at 16:09, while Beth Sabiston (Bay Shore, N.Y.) earned her first point of the season with a tally at 9:37 to make it 14-4 in favor of the ‘Cats. Sarah Andersen (Concord, N.H.) notched her first goal of the season to cap off the scoring for the Wildcats.
Senior Ashley Milley (Sudbury, Mass.) recorded four saves for the Wildcats, while UConn’s Jenna Moulton posted nine in the loss.
The Wildcats return to action Wednesday, Mar. 12 when they host the Crimson of Harvard. Gametime at Memorial Field is scheduled for 4 p.m.