NEWTON, Mass. (4/26/17) – Lasell College cruised past the University of Saint Joseph's Connecticut 18-3 in Great Northeast Athletic Conference (GNAC) women's lacrosse action on Wednesday afternoon at Grellier Field. The Lasers rise to 9-5 and 6-2 in conference play, while the Blue Jays dip to 3-8 and 0-7 in the GNAC.
Coming off a 10-player scoring offense in the Lasers' previous game at Albertus Magnus, 11 different players found the back of the net in a rainy setting on Grellier Field. The home team opened the contest with eight unanswered goals, two apiece from Samantha Taylor (Hanover, Mass.) and Chloe Shugrue (Worcester, Mass.), and one from Maria Vasiliadis (Worcester, Mass.), Vanessa Pino (Methuen, Mass.), Jorgia Bergin (Sandwich, Mass.) and Amanda Brock (North Haven, Conn.). Vasiliadis, who finished the game with her first career hat trick, scored the next marker before Blue Jays Mary Joerg (Canton, Conn.) and Hannah Lemek (Bristol, Conn.) cut the lead 10-2, with 8:13 left in the half.
St. Joe's was held at the pair of tallies for the remainder the half, as Brooke Landry's (New Milford, Conn.) 8th goal of the season with 5:12 to play forced running time until the final buzzer sounded.
Vasiliadis led all players with three goals, while Lasell also saw two-goal finishes in Taylor, Brock, Shugrue, Bergin, and Victoria Keen (Newington, Conn.). Keen's goals were the first of her collegiate career.
Brooke Bergeron (Lynn, Mass.) recorded eight stops in the cage for the Lasers and moves to 2-1 this season. Counterpart Emily Bourassa (Bristol, Conn.) saved 12 shots faced on net, and drops to 3-8 on the year.
The Lasers will close the regular season on Saturday, April 29 with a crucial conference contest against Mount Ida in honor of the three graduating seniors. Draw is set for 12:00 p.m. between the Lasers and the Mustangs, while the Blue Jays return to action the same day with a home game against Johnson and Wales at 1:00 p.m.