MOUNT IDA WOMEN’S LACROSSE
Wednesday, February 28, 2018
Sweeney Field, Boston, Mass.
FINAL: MOUNT IDA 15, WENTWORTH 7
BOSTON, Mass. -- Junior Alyssa Kelly (Lee, Mass.) scored six goals and added three assists for nine points to lead Mount Ida to a 15-7 non-league college women’s lacrosse victory over Wentworth in the season opener for both teams Wednesday afternoon at Sweeney Field.
The visiting Mustangs (1-0) scored the first eight goals of the match over the first 17-plus minutes of play (three by Kelly) en route to a 9-1 advantage at the break, and Mount Ida extended that margin to 12-1 in the opening 4:44 after intermission on tallies by Kelly, senior Haley Napier (Fairhaven, Mass.) and junior Brooke Scahill (Gales Ferry, Conn.). The host Leopards (0-1) stormed back with six unanswered goals, including a hat trick by junior Brooke Paradis (Pelham, N.H.), in just over 11 minutes of action to close to within five (12-7) with 6:10 remaining, but the visitors iced their triumph with a trio of tallies in the closing 2:20 of play to account for the final margin.
Scahill added four goals and an assist for five points in the win for the Mustangs, who received a pair of tallies and a helper from senior Emily McConnell (Dracut, Mass.). Freshman Jordyn Ringuette (Colchester, Conn.) collected two goals on the day for Mount Ida, which also received a marker and helper off the stick of Napier.
Paradis added an assist to her three-goal effort to finish with four points in the setback for Wentworth, which received two tallies from freshman Emily Rogers (Pembroke, Mass.) along with a marker and helper from sophomore Shannon Sturtz (Littleton, Mass.). Sophomore Julie Dam (Milford, Mass.) scored a goal as well for the Leopards, who received single assists off the sticks of junior Leah Cummins (Plymouth, Mass.) and sophomore Marissa Nelson (Cranston, R.I.).
Senior Eleanor Garvey (Elkridge, Md.) picked up the win in goal for Mount Ida with a 21-save effort, while freshman Lily Kuhns (Gloucester, Mass.) made 16 stops in the setback for Wentworth as the Leopards held a 40-34 edge in overall shots for the contest, but the Mustangs claimed a 31-28 advantage in shots on goal on the afternoon.
Mount Ida hosts Colby-Sawyer in a non-league outing on Saturday afternoon at Alumni Field beginning at 1:00 p.m., while Wentworth will take on Wittenberg in a non-league clash next Wednesday, March 7th in Hilton Head, S.C. that begins at 12:30 p.m.