Newton Ma. – Britney Wuorio (Bolton, MA) and Ashley Slattery (Weymouth, MA) combined for 12 goals as the Lasell College women's lacrosse team defeated St. Joseph's College of Maine 18-5 Tuesday afternoon. Cassie Diplock (Augusta, ME) paced the Monks offense with three goals.
The Lasers improved to 4-1 on the season, winning their fourth straight game and earning their first conference victory. The Monks fell to 2-1 on the year and evened their conference record at 1-1.
The Lasers jumped out to an early lead with Britney Wuorio starting the scoring and a 1:46 later Caitlyn Brecher (Cheshire, CT) found Slattery to put the hosts up 2-0. The Monks came back quickly with two goals by Diplock and Amelia Santos (Beverly, MA) to even the score at 2-2. Lasell closed the half on a 9-3 run, to take an 11-5 edge into the break. The hosts tacked on seven unanswered goals in the second half to pick up the GNAC victory 18-5.
Lasell goalie Alexa Katsigianis (Amherst, NH) held the Monks to five goals on the game, including zero in the second half and finishing with ten total saves to pick up the victory. Haley Nason (Saco, ME) took the loss in goal for St. Joseph's (ME), stopping four shots and allowing 11 first half goals before yielding to Elizabeth Giacchino (Melrose, MA) for the final 30 minutes. Also contributing to the Lasers attack was Bridget Ryan (Chatham, NJ) with two goals, and Rebecca Stanton (Agawam, MA), Erin Gertonson (Bayport, NY), Jen Lemoine (Trumbull, CT), and Bri Daley (Watertown, CT) with one goal each. Amelia Santos and Megan Cutter (Westbrook, MA) each tallied one goal for the Monks.
The Laser's will return to action Saturday March 24th when they host GNAC foe Anna Maria College and the Monks of St. Josephs College will host the University of Southern Maine on Thursday March 22nd.