Northfield, Vt. - The Albertus Magnus College women's lacrosse team fell on the road to Norwich University, 15-4, in a Great Northeast Athletic Conference (GNAC) battle on Saturday afternoon at Sabine Field.
FINAL SCORE: Norwich 15 | Albertus Magnus 4
RECORDS: Albertus Magnus (4-10, 0-9) | Norwich (7-5, 5-3)
HOW IT HAPPENED
Norwich came out of the gate scoring three straight goals to take the early lead until the 25:49 mark as sophomore Sabrina Pohlig (West Palm Beach, Fla.) found the back of the net for her sixth of the season, pulling the Falcons to within two, 3-1.
Shortly after, Norwich pushed its lead to five, 6-1, following three straight from Meaghan McGrath before sophomore Courtney Cacace (Brookfield, Conn.) scored the Falcons' second of the game, 6-2, on a free position shot with 15:43 remaining in the first.
Norwich would close out the opening half with a 6-0 scoring run to take a commanding 12-2 lead at the half.
Midway through the second, Norwich would score its 13th goal of the game on a goal from Jordan Lutz, but back-to-back goals from Cacace stopped the running clock and brought the visitors' to within nine, 13-4, with 7:08 left to play.
Norwich closed out regulation with two goals to secure the home conference win, 15-4.
BETWEEN THE PIPES
- Albertus Magnus - Lexie Fenn (L, 4-10): 15 Goals-Against | 10 Saves | 25 Shots
- Norwich - Janice Bolton (W, 1-0): 2 Goals-Against | 2 Saves | 4 Shots
INSIDE THE NUMBERS
- Norwich won the battle in ground balls, 23-16, and draw controls, 15-6, as well as outshot the Falcons 35-16.
- Albertus Magnus was a perfect 2-for-2 in free position shots while Norwich was held to 3-of-8.
- Sophomore Kaitlin D'Agostino (Hamden, Conn.) posted a team-high three draw controls while scooping up a ground ball.
- Junior Lexie Fenn (Oakville, Conn.) collected a game-high five ground balls as well as caused a turnover.
- Meaghan McGrath and Emily Schromm paced the Cadets' offense with four goals each while Schromm finished with a game-high two assists and seven draw controls.
- Albertus Magnus finished the game 10-of-16 in clears while Norwich was nearly perfect 10-of-11.
- Out of the Falcons' 22 turnovers, Norwich caused 10 of them.
The women's lacrosse team closes out the 2018 season with a pair of home contests against Saint Joseph's (Conn.) and Mt. St. Vincents. Prior to Thursday's non-conference against the Dolphins, the women's lacrosse team will be honoring its three member senior class - Michele Guerrara (Watertown, Conn.), Alex Chan (Monroe, N.Y.) and Robyn Grimshaw (Waterbury, Conn.).