Saints women's lacrosse snaps four-game slide with win over Bard
Senior Rachel Boghosian and first-year Campbell Armstrong each netted four goals to lead the St. Lawrence University women's lacrosse team to a 16-8 conference win over Bard, snapping a four-game slide, on Saturday afternoon in Annandale-on-the-Hudson, New York.
Armstrong also recorded two assists for a total of six points on the day, while Ashley Norris added three goals and an assist for four points. Greta Massey and Kayla Schmalz each scored two goals, while Emma Jewett added a goal and an assist. Saints' goalkeeper Olga Lukas grabbed a team-high six ground balls and caused two turnovers, while Boghosian grabbed five ground balls and caused three turnovers. Morgan Barlow won a season-high seven draw controls for the Saints.With what looked to be a quick back-and-forth battle from the start, both teams were knotted at three with 6:07 to play in the first half. Norris netted the two opening goals for the Saints and was followed up by Boghosian with her 30th goal of the season.
But it was all Saints from then on, through the remainder of the first half and the start of the second, St. Lawrence went on six-goal run capped by Schmalz's 20th goal of the season. In that run, Armstrong tallied back-to-back goals to end the first frame and completed the hat trick one minute and 53 seconds into the second half.
Casey Witte and Dylan McDonald responded for the Raptors closing the Saints lead to four goals, but Armstrong and Boghosian made quick work restoring the Saints' lead back to six, making the score 11-5 with just over 17 minutes remaining.
Witte and Caleigh DeCaprio tacked on two more goals for Bard just over a minute apart, but the Saints closed the game with five straight goals, two from Boghosian and Massey and one from Norris, to secure the win.
"The team has decided to come together and rally throughout the rest of the season," said head coach Hannah Corkery Collins '11. "Their commitment to the team, program and themselves has been incredible. Not only did they deserve this win but they earned it as a team and I'm very proud of them."
Bard was led by Witte with four goals, while McDonald added two and DeCaprio and Nicole Ellin each tallied one. Melissa Rosenthal picked up a team-best five ground balls and caused two turnovers, while Ellin won five draw controls for the Raptors.
Lukas made seven saves in the win for the Saints, while Kaylynn Tran made 14 saves in goal for Bard.
The Scarlet and Brown outshot the Raptors 36-18 including a 30-15 shots on goal advantage. The Saints converted on 16-of-21 clears and picked up 29 ground balls to the Raptors 17.
Records: St. Lawrence (4-8, 2-5 LL), Bard (3-7, 0-6 LL)
Up Next: At Union, Friday, April 20, 4 p.m.