Lasell Field Hockey powers past Becker for first win of season

Lasell Field Hockey powers past Becker for first win of season

LEICESTER, Mass. – Seniors Cailin Flannery (Medford, N.J.) and Julia Franzik (Wallingford, Conn.) and sophomore Megan Horrigan (Wakefield, Mass.) scored two goals apiece Saturday afternoon to lead Lasell College to a 6-1 victory over Becker College in a non-conference field hockey game at Alumni Field.

The Lasers posted their first victory of the season, evening their record at 1-1, while Becker drops to 0-1 on the year.

Frankzik scored her two goals five minutes apart late in the first half to give the Lasers a 2-0 lead. She broke a scoreless tie at the 21:28 mark with her first goal and added the eventual game-winner at 27:05. Flannery converted a goal off a penalty corner a minute and a half later, with junior Sam Taylor (Hanover, Mass.) assisting to extend the margin to 3-0.

Becker got on the scoreboard with five minutes left in the first half when Lauren Niemann (Bay Shore, N.Y.) converted her first goal of the season, finishing off a scramble in front after a Hawks penalty corner.

The Lasers poured it on in the second half, out-shooting the home team 16-5 after the break to finish with a 27-13 margin in shots. Horrigan potted her first goal three minutes into the second half after a redirect from a cross, and added her second tally with 6:25 remaining. Flannery finished off the scoring with her second of the game with 2:22 to play.

Lasell freshman keeper Makena Leazer (Nashua, N.H.) recorded her first career victory with a six-save effort, while Becker freshman Baileigh Griese (Woodstock, N.Y.) made 12 saves in her collegiate debut.

After two road games to start the season, Lasell returns home for the home opener at Grellier Field Wednesday at 4:00 p.m. against non-conference foe Keene State College. Becker plays its first road game of the year Thursday at Regis College (7:00 p.m.). 

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