MOUNT IDA WOMEN’S LACROSSE
Saturday, April 14, 2018
SJC Athletics Complex, Standish, Maine
FINAL: SAINT JOSEPH’S (MAINE) 9, MOUNT IDA 7
STANDISH, Maine -- Senior Elyse Caiazzo (Scarborough, Maine) and junior Kayla Kelly (York, Maine) each netted hat tricks as Saint Joseph’s (Maine) snapped Mount Ida’s school-record nine-match winning streak with a 9-7 Great Northeast Athletic Conference women’s lacrosse victory Saturday afternoon at the SJC Athletics Complex.
The host Monks (9-3, 5-2 GNAC) jumped out to a 2-0 advantage in the opening nine-plus minutes of play on tallies from Caiazzo and Kayla Kelly, but the visiting Mustangs (10-2, 6-1 GNAC) closed back to within one (3-2) on the strength of two markers from junior Alyssa Kelly (Lee, Mass.) with 13:18 remaining in the half. Free position conversion from Caiazzo and sophomore Madison Beaulieu (West Gardiner, Maine) staked Saint Joseph’s to a 5-3 lead at the break, and the two squads traded two goals each before junior Brooke Scahill’s (Gales Ferry, Conn.) second score of the afternoon enabled Mount Ida to creep back to within one (7-6) once again with 14:03 to play. Tallies by Beaulieu and junior Samantha Medlin (Kingston, Mass.) in a 34 second span gave the hosts their largest advantage (9-6) with 12:41 remaining, as Alyssa Kelly’s man-up marker with just over five minutes remaining cut the visitors’ deficit to two and accounted for the final margin.
Medlin added an assist to finish with two points in the win for Saint Joseph’s, while Alyssa Kelly netted a match-high five goals to close to with one of the 200 tally mark for her career in the setback for Mount Ida,. Scahill collected a pair of tallies to become the sixth Mustang in school history to reach the 100 career goal plateau, as she added an assist to finish with a three-point performance for the visitors.
Sophomore Kaylin Mansir (West Gardiner, Maine) picked up her ninth victory of the season with a six-save effort in goal for Saint Joseph’s, while senior Eleanor Garvey (Elkridge, Md.) made eight stops in suffering just her second setback in 12 decisions on the spring for Mount Ida. The Monks outshot the Mustangs by a 25-23 margin overall (17-13 on goal) and held an 11-7 edge in draw controls for the contest.
Mount Ida hosts Norwich in a Great Northeast Athletic Conference clash on Tuesday evening at Alumni Field beginning at 6:00 p.m., while Saint Joseph’s entertains Emmanuel in a GNAC outing on Tuesday evening at the SJC Athletics Complex that also begins at 6:00 p.m.