Game Notes: Women’s Lacrosse Travels to Vermont to Face the Eagles and Badgers

Game Notes: Women’s Lacrosse Travels to Vermont to Face the Eagles and Badgers

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Saturday's Game: Maine Maritime Academy (3-2, 1-1 NAC) vs. Green Mountain College (0-4, 0-2 NAC), 3:30 p.m., Burr and Burton Academy, Manchester, Vermont.

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Sunday's Game: Maine Maritime Academy vs. Johnson State College (0-4, 0-2 NAC), 4:00 p.m., Saint Michael's College - Colchester, Vermont.

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Series Histories: The Mariners are 1-1 against the Eagles, and 1-1 against Johnson State.

Last Meetings:

Last season, Green Mountain defeated the Mariners 11-5 on March 26, 2016.

Rachael Redles, Mary Shea and Christina Wilson (East Granby, Conn.) put the Mariners up 3-0 with goals in the opening five minutes of play, but the Eagles fought back with goals from Megan Scully and Rachel Aramburu to close the gap to just one goal.

Redles added a goal at 16:07 to give the Mariners a two-goal lead, but Scully connected on a free position shot and Maegan Laymon added a goal with 7:58 to go to send the teams into the half notched at 4-4.

The Eagles scored four-unanswered goals to open up the second half, before Wilson found the back of a net on a break away, beating her defender and Green Mountain goalie Chelsea Wimble to cut the deficit to 8-5, but Green Mountain scored three-straight to close out the game, claiming the 11-5 victory.

Wilson and Redles led the Mariners with two goals each, while Shea tallied her first-career goal. Haley Eckert (Harrington, Maine) led the Mariners with a game-high three caused turnovers and Sierra James (Campton, N.H.) tallied nine saves in net, while scooping up a team-high four ground balls.

Scully led all scorers with four goals, and four assists, while Aramburu tallied a hat trick and Martha Howe recorded a pair of goals. Laymon and Legnard added the other scores for Green Mountain, and Catie Brewster won eight draw controls. Wimble stopped five shots in net for the Eagles.

Last season, the Badgers defeated the Mariners 12-9 on April 9, 2016.

The Badgers jumped out to a 4-0 lead with 21:58 remaining in the first half, but the Mariners fought back on back-to-back goals from Briana Obshatkin (Dedham, Mass.) to close the gap to 4-2. Johnson State's Brittney Malik grabbed an unassisted goal at 9:06, to extend the Badgers' lead to 5-3.

Sierra James connected on a free position shot at 8:43 to close the gap to two goals, but Malik scored just seconds later to make it 6-3. Rachael Redles scored on a pass from Obshatkin at 5:26, and the Mariners entered the halftime down 6-4.

James grabbed her second free position goal of the game to open up the second half, and Redles added a goal at 23:45 to tie the game at 6-6. The Badgers responded with four-straight goals to build a 10-6 lead at 16:56. An unassisted goal from Redles at 15:45 closed the gap to 10-7 but Nichole Weeks grabbed back-to-back goals to put the Badgers up 12-7.

Haley Eckert tallied her first-career goal on a free position shot at 5:57 and Mary Shea added an unassisted strike with just under two minutes to play but the Mariners' comeback efforts fell short.

Redles ended the afternoon with her second hat trick of the season, on eight shots on goal, and both James and Obshatkin tallied two goals each. Eckert recorded a goal, four ground balls, four caused turnovers and a draw control, while Shea added a goal, four ground balls and three draw controls.

Mackenzie Vosburgh added a team-high five caused turnovers, while scooping up five ground balls and a draw control. Christina Wilson led the Mariners with nine ground balls, four caused turnovers and eight saves in net.

The Mariners held the advantage in shots, 30-27 and ground balls 39-30, while going 50 percent on free position attempts (3-for-6) and 21-of-26 on clear attempts.

Weeks led the Badgers with five goals and two assists, while recording a game-high 14 draw controls, nine ground balls and four caused turnovers. Malik ended the game with three goals and an assist, and Kaylyn Rood added two goals and two assists. Kaitlin Boucher tallied nine saves in net to earn the win for Johnson State.

Maine Maritime Academy's Last Game: Maine Maritime Academy women's lacrosse defeated Norwich University 13-12 on Wednesday afternoon in non-conference action on Sabine Field.

Tori Cooper (Saco, Maine) put the Mariners on the board first on a free position goal with 25:17 to play in the first half, but less than a minute later Norwich's Kathryn Albretsen added an unassisted goal to tie the game up. Cooper and Albretsen exchanged free position goals to make it 2-2 before Madison Barry (Stoneham, Mass.) picked up her sixth goal of the season on a pass from Briana Obshatkin, and Cooper secured a hat trick at 13:11 to give the Mariners a 4-2 lead.

The Cadets responded with a pair of goals, but both Barry and Obshatkin answered with goals to give the Mariners a 6-4 with 3:07 remaining in the half. Albretsen added her fourth goal of the game in with 2:06 to go, cutting Maine Maritime's lead to 6-5 entering halftime.

Obshatkin added her second goal of the game to open up the second half, on an assist from Leah Libby, but the Cadets scored three-unanswered goals to take their first lead of the game (8-7) with 22:26 to play. Kristen Gier (Cary, Ill.) added her first collegiate goal, at 21:27, sparking a three-goal run for the Mariners to take back a 10-8 lead.

Once again Norwich scored three-straight to tie the game at 11-11 with 11:26 remaining, but Cooper and Ashlee Knight (Anson, Maine) added goals late in the half to give the Mariners a 13-11 lead and despite a late Norwich goal from Chapel Guarnieri, Maine Maritime hung on for the 13-12 victory.

Cooper led the Mariners with five goals, five draw controls, and four ground balls, Barry and Obshatkin each added three goals, while Obshatkin also dished out an assist and scooped up two ground balls. Gier and Knight added the other goals for the Mariners.

Albretsen ended the afternoon with six goals to lead the Cadets while Guarnieri tallied two goals and caused four turnovers. Olivia Bloom joined Guarnieri with two goals and junior Meaghan McGrath scored a goal and recorded two assists.

In net, Maine Maritime's Sierra James was impressive stopping 15 shots in the victory, while Norwich's Teresa Segreti turned away three shots in the loss.

The Cadets led Maine Maritime in shots taken (38-to-22), ground balls (25-to-15) and draw controls (15-to-11). The Mariners, however, converted seven-of-nine free position attempts, led by four free position goals from Cooper.

Green Mountain College's Last Game: The Green Mountain College women's lacrosse team suffered its fourth loss of the season, 20-2, at the hands of Colby-Sawyer in North Atlantic Conference (NAC) action on Tuesday afternoon at Kelsey Field.

The Chargers received goals from 10 different players. Junior Nicole Lavigne led the way with four. Junior Molly Mulcahy added three goals and two assists. Sophomore Brittany Ireland collected three goals, five draw controls and four ground balls. Freshmen Sam Mitchell, Hadley Woodfin and Mary Grace Sedero each scored their first collegiate goal in the win.

Freshman Sophya Fuccione and junior Keeley Titus notched the two Green Mountain goals.

Sophomore goalkeeper Chelsea Wimble made 12 saves for the Eagles.

Colby-Sawyer senior Meghan Castellano and Kailyn Lapham each played a half for the Chargers. Lapham finished with three saves.

*The Eagles will take on Elms College on Thursday night before hosting the Mariners.

Johnson State College's Last Game: The Johnson State College women's lacrosse team fell to Colby-Sawyer College 19-1 in a North Atlantic Conference game on Wednesday evening.

Colby-Sawyer put 14 unanswered goals up in the first half, including five from Molly Mulcahy. The Chargers took the 14-0 lead into halftime. The Chargers added five more throughout the second, before Nichole Weeks closed the game with her seventh goal of the season to bring the final score to 19-1.

Colby-Sawyer's Meghan Castellano played the first half in goal and made four saves. Kailyn Lapham played the final 30 minutes, allowing one goal and made one save. Johnson's Heatherann Esden made seven saves in the loss.

Colby-Sawyer held a 35-7 advantage in shots and a 23-16 edge in ground balls. Johnson tallied 28 turnovers to the Chargers' 20. Colby-Sawyer completed 10-of-10 clear attempts, while Johnson finished 5-for-8 on clears.

*The Badgers play Thomas College on Saturday, before taking on the Mariners.

The Mariners: After five games, the Mariners average 10.6 goals per game and 25.2 shots per game, while allowing opponents to score 9.6 goals per game. Maine Maritime averages 50 percent on free position opportunities.

Tori Cooper leads the Mariners with 18 goals and 17 ground balls, while Madison Barry leads the team with four assists. Shelby O'Neil (Bar Harbor, Maine) leads the team with 16 draw controls and 11 caused turnovers. In net, Sierra James has tallied 38 saves and allowed 48 goals for a 44.2 save percentage.

The Eagles: After four games, the Eagles average 1.75 goals and 7.5 shots per game, while allowing opponents to score 19.88 goals per game. Green Mountain averages 20 percent on free position shots.

Sophya Fuccione leads the team with four goals and an assist, Chelsea Wimble leads the team with 12 ground balls, and Keeley Titus has a team-best three caused turnovers. In net, Wimble has tallied 38 saves while allowing 79 goals for a 32.5 save percentage.

The Badgers: After four games, the Badgers average 1.75 goals and seven shots per game, while allowing opponents to score 22.09 goals per game.

Nichole Weeks accounts for all of Johnson's scoring with all seven goals, 21 draw controls, 13 ground balls and 10 caused turnovers. Heatherann Esden has recorded 40 saves in net, while allowing 84 goals for a 32.3 save percentage.

In the NAC: Tori Cooper leads all players in the North Atlantic Conference with 11 free position goals.

Records Broken: In the Mariners' 13-12 win over Norwich, the team tied the program's single-game record for free position goals (7) and Tori Cooper broke the single-game record for free position goals (4). 

In the NCAA: According to the most recent NCAA Division III Women's Lacrosse Statistical ranking, Tori Cooper ranks 2nd in the country in free postion goals per game (2.20), 28th in the country in free position percentage (0.647), while leading the NAC in both categories.