NO. 14 WOMEN???S LAX ROLLS PAST BRYANT, 19-2

 

Box Score
DURHAM, N.H.Sarah Von Bargen (East Setauket, N.Y.) recorded four goals and two assists to match her career high of six points to lead the 14th-ranked University of New Hampshire women’s lacrosse team to Sunday afternoon’s 19-2 non-conference victory against Bryant University at Memorial Field.
            This marked the season opener for UNH, which has now won seven consecutive home games dating back to the 2008 regular season. Bryant is 0-2 in ’09.
            A total of 10 Wildcats scored a goal and 12 altogether recorded at least one point. Susie Piotrkowski ( Franklin, Conn.) tallied a career-high three assists and also scored twice for a total of five points, and Shaunna Kaplan (Framingham, Mass.) matched her personal best of three assists to complement her one goal.
            Ashley Durepo (Concord, N.H.) and Michaela Hardy (Reading, Mass.) scored two goals, as did Ilana Cohen (Andover, Mass.), JoJo Curro (Amherst, N.H.) and Hayley Rausch (Severna Park, Md.) in their collegiate debuts. Curro also had two assists and Cohen added one.
            Allie Duclos (South Windsor, Conn.) and Kate Keagins (Bayshore, N.Y.) had single tallies for the ‘Cats, and it marked the first career point for the rookie Keagins. Allie Bratton (Windermere, Fla.) also tallied her first career point with a first-half assist, and Deb Dale (East Northport, N.Y.) was credited with an assist.
            Kate Gunts (Wilton, Conn.), with the start in her collegiate debut, made two saves and allowed one goal in the first half. Nikki Hume (North Hampton, N.H.) played the second half and was credited with one save.
            Allison Faiola and Lauren Sheridan netted Bryant’s goals. Starting goalie Jessica Bolton was charged with the loss; she stopped five shots and surrendered 13 goals in the first half. Lauren Filippone made two saves in the final 30 minutes.
            Cohen struck 61 seconds into the game to quickly give New Hampshire a 1-0 lead. Durepo scored 65 seconds later and Von Bargen potted her first goal of the game 47 seconds after that to make the score 3-0 at 27:07.
            Sheridan scored a free-position goal at 25:16, but then Hardy and Von Bargen scored 55 seconds apart – at 22:27 and 21:32 – to give the ‘Cats a 5-1 advantage.
            For the third time in the half, UNH scored goals within a minute when Kaplan and Von Bargen struck at 19:20 and 18:35 to extend the lead to 7-1. The Wildcats continued to pull away and led 13-1 at halftime with a 24-3 shot advantage.
            The ‘Cats scored the initial four goals of the second half before Faiola’s goal at 15:04 ended the home team’s run of 14 consecutive goals.
            New Hampshire finished the game with a 35-6 shot advantage as well as a 14-9 edge in draw controls. The Bulldogs committed 23 turnovers, including 10 on failed clear attempts, in comparison to UNH’s 11.
            UNH returns to action Feb. 25 (3 p.m.) at Holy Cross. The Wildcats’ next home game is March 4 vs. Yale. Game time at Memorial Field is 3 p.m.
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