MOUNT IDA WOMEN’S LACROSSE
Tuesday, April 10, 2018
Arute Field, New Britain, Conn.
FINAL: MOUNT IDA 14, SAINT JOSEPH (CONN.) 3
NEW BRITAIN, Conn. -- Junior Alyssa Kelly (Lee, Mass.) scored four goals and five assists to become the school’s career points leader as Mount Ida extended its school-record winning streak to nine straight with a 14-3 Great Northeast Athletic Conference women’s lacrosse victory over Saint Joseph (Conn.) Tuesday evening at Central Connecticut State’s Arute Field.
The visiting Mustangs (10-1, 6-0 GNAC) overcame an early 1-0 deficit by scoring the final nine goals of the half, as Kelly, junior Brooke Scahill (Gales Ferry, Conn.) and freshman Jordyn Ringuette (Colchester, Conn.) combined for eight of those markers. The host Blue Jays (1-6, 0-6 GNAC) received a marker from senior Hannah Lemek (Bristol, Conn.) just 1:40 after intermission to end the run, but Mount Ida received tallies from five different players over the last 26-plus minutes of play to account for the final margin.
Kelly, who entered the contest ranked third in points per game and fifth in goals per game nationally in NCAA Division III play, snapped a tie with former Mustang standout Amanda Bowen atop the school’s career points list and now has 277 points (194 goals, 83 assists) in just 47 matches. Ringuette added a hat trick and a helper to finish with four points for Mount Ida, while senior Hayley Napier (Fairhaven, Mass.) became the fifth player in school history to reach the 100 goal plateau in notching two tallies and an assist. Scahill also scored two goals for the winners, who received a marker and helper each off the sticks of senior Emily McConnell (Dracut, Mass.) and sophomore Meghan Sargent (Brattleboro, Vt.).
Lemek accounted for two of Saint Joseph’s goals on the night, while sophomore Charlotte Eberhardt (Thomaston, Conn.) collected the Blue Jays’ other tally. Senior Eleanor Garvey (Elkridge, Md.), who earned her third GNAC Goalkeeper of the Week accolade of the spring yesterday, picked up her 10th victory in 11 decisions with a 10-save effort in net for Mount Ida, while senior Emily Bourassa (Bristol, Conn.) made 13 stops in the setback for Saint Joseph. The Mustangs outshot the Blue Jays by a 37-18 margin overall (27-13 on goal) and held a 12-7 edge in draw controls for the contest.
Mount Ida heads to Standish, Maine on Saturday afternoon for a Great Northeast Athletic Conference clash with Saint Joseph’s (Maine) beginning at Noon, while Saint Joseph hosts Bay Path in a non-league outing on Thursday afternoon at Arute Field that begins at 4:30 p.m.