PROVIDENCE, R.I. (3/22/14) – The Lasell College women's lacrosse team picked up their second Great Northeast Athletic Conference victory in as many tries this season with a 16-8 road victory over Johnson and Wales University on Saturday afternoon. The Lasers improved to 4-3 on the year and 2-0 in league action while JWU slid to 4-5 overall and 1-2 in conference contests.
Britney Wuorio (Bolton, Mass.) set a new career-high with 11 points in the game for Lasell, scoring six goals and assisting on five others on the afternoon. The senior attacker has posted 10 point performances four times in her career, twice as a sophomore and twice as a junior, but this was the first double digit point outing of her senior season.
Toni Minnelli (Newington, Conn.) scored a season-high five goals for the Lasers, Caitlyn Brecher (Cheshire, Conn.) added two goals and an assist and Taylor Dooley (Barnstable, Mass.) scored a pair as well. Alexa Katsigianis (Amherst, N.H.) made 11 saves on the afternoon, while limiting JWU to a 2-10 effort on free position shots to earn the victory in goal.
Natalie DiCocco scored four goals for the Wildcats and Lydia Knapp added a goal and an assist in the contest. Genevieve Giampieto made three saves , taking the loss in goal for Johnson and Wales.
Lasell jumped out to a 5-1 lead in the opening 10 minutes of the first half behind a trio of goals from Minnelli and a goal and three assists from Wuorio. The two teams traded goals over the remainder of the opening half, as Lasell took a 9-5 lead into the half.
Minnelli scored on a feed from Brecher to make it a 10-5 lead but DiCocco answered right back for JWU to trim the Lasers lead to 10-6 with 27:47 to play in the game. Lasell put the game out of reach by scoring the next five goals unanswered to push their lead to 15-6 with just under 15 minutes remaining. A pair of DiCocco goals for JWU sandwiched a Minnelli tally and the Lasers took home the 16-8 victory.
Lasell will square off against Norwich on Tuesday March 25th at 4:00 p.m. in Northfield, Vt. before returning home for a 12:00 p.m. game against Simmons College on Saturday March 29th.