New Haven, Conn. – The Albertus Magnus College women's lacrosse team closed out the 2018 regular season with a home non-conference loss against the College of Mount Saint Vincent, 11-5, on Thursday evening at Celentano Field.
Prior to the start of tonight's game, the women's lacrosse recognized the accomplishments of its four-member senior class – Michele Guerrera (Watertown, Conn.), Robyn Grimshaw (Waterbury, Conn.), Nikki Kern (Wallingford, Conn.) and Alex Chan (Monroe, N.Y.).
FINAL SCORE: Mount Saint Vincent 11 | Albertus Magnus 5
RECORDS: Albertus Magnus (4-12) | Mount Saint Vincent (4-8)
HOW IT HAPPENED
Over the first 17 minutes of play, Albertus Magnus and Mount Saint Vincent traded goals and battled through three ties until the 9:20 mark as Emma Dell'Aquila sparked a 6-0 run that carried over in the second half, putting the visitors up by six, 9-3.
Sophomore Korina Zelaya (Trumbull, Conn.) broke the Falcons' silence with her second of the game at the 6:07 mark, but Mount Saint Vincent scored an additional two runs over the next three minutes to put the game away, 11-4.
Sophomore Kaitlin D'Agostino (Hamden, Conn.) would score the Falcons final goal of the game on a free position shot to bring the score to 11-5.
BETWEEN THE PIPES
- Albertus Magnus – Lexie Fenn (L, 4-12): 11 Goals-Against | 20 Saves | 31 Shots
- Mount Saint Vincent – Allyson Weakliem (W, 4-8): 5 Goals-Against | 14 Saves | 19 Shots
INSIDE THE NUMBERS
- Albertus Magnus finished the game 13-for-14 in clears compared to Mount Saint Vincent who went 20-of-22.
- Mount Saint Vincent was led offensively by Dell'Aquilla who posted a game-high three goals while Paulina Mandujano and Shannon Dalton added two goals each.
- The Dolphins outshot the Falcons, 34-27, as well as held a 23-18 edge in ground balls and a 3-1 advantage in free position shots.
- The Falcons won the draw control battle, 10-8.
- Both teams registered nine caused turnovers.
- Three different players from Albertus caused two turnovers.
- Sophomore Courtney Cacace (Brookfield, Conn.) also scored a goal for the Falcons as well as tallied two draws and a ground ball.
- D'Agostino led the Falcons for the second straight game in draw with eight.
- Freshman Katherin Martinez (Norwalk, Conn.) scooped up a team-best six ground balls.