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Henniker, N.H. – Freshman Madison Neilander (Wallingford, Conn.) of the Albertus Magnus College women's lacrosse team recorded her fifth hat trick of the season in the Falcons' 20-7 road loss to New England College on Monday evening in non-conference play.
FINAL: New England College 20 | Albertus Magnus 7
RECORDS: Albertus Magnus (4-8) | New England College (7-3)
HOW IT HAPPENED
Off the opening draw control, NEC's Alana Scott scooped up the ball and went in for the goal, 10 seconds in before Tara Bainbridge made it 2-0 less than a minute later. The Pilgrims continued to attack on offense, as they outscored the Falcons 8-0 in the first 10 minutes of the game.
Albertus finally got on the board with 18:43 left in the half, as Neilander scored her 28th goal of the season. NEC got three goals over the next two minutes, coming from Bainbridge, Sofia Castriotta, and Scott. Following a goal from freshman Alexis Lape (Bristol, Conn.), making the score 11-2, NEC closed out the half on a 5-0 run (16-2).
Coming out of the halftime break, the two teams alternated goals for the early going, but Neilander scored back-to-back goals one minute apart for the Falcons. NEC answered with a pair of their own extending its lead to 20-5 with 8:32 left. Junior Kaitlyn Ellsworth (Tolland, Conn.) closed out the game with two straight goals for Albertus.
- Bainbridge and Scott combined for 12 goals and four assists.
- Lauren Rich scored a pair of goals and added two assists while tying Kaitlyn Berry with six draw controls.
- Katelynn Brewster led NEC with two caused turnovers, while Madison Lacharite and Bainbridge tied for the team lead with four ground balls.
- Neilander paced the Falcons with three goals, while Kaitlyn Ellsworth tallied a pair.
- Junior Korina Zelaya (Trumbull, Conn.) led the way for Albertus with five draw controls.
- Sophomore Katherin Martinez (Norwalk, Conn.) had a team-high four ground balls.
BETWEEN THE PIPES
- McKenzie Gallasso (W, 4-2): 7 Goals-Against | 2 Saves | 9 Shots
- Lexie Fenn (Oakville, Conn.) (L, 3-8): 16 Goals-Against | 10 Saves | 26 Shots
- Grace Vesto (Waterbury, Conn.): 4 Goals-Against | 3 Saves | 7 Shots
Albertus returns to action on Wednesday, April 10 with a road conference match against Regis (Mass.). Game time is set for 6:00PM in Weston, Mass.