Eagles Escape with Victory Over Mariners

Eagles Escape with Victory Over Mariners

BANGOR, Maine – Maine Maritime Academy women's lacrosse fought back from an 11-4 deficit early in the second half, to make it a one-goal game with five minutes to play, but Husson University hung on for a 12-10 victory on Tuesday afternoon at Boucher Field.

How it Happened: Sydney Adams (Trumbull, Conn.) scored her first goal of the afternoon just 55 seconds into the game, and Madison Savary (Bath, Maine) added her first goal of the game four minutes later to put the Mariners up 2-0.

The Eagles used a six-goal run to take a 6-2 lead into the final 10 minutes of the first half, but Madison Barry (Stoneham, Mass.) added a free position goal to cut the lead to 6-3 with seven minutes remaining. The Eagles scored two more to close out the first half and took a 8-3 advantage into halftime.

Husson added two goals to start the second half, before Barry picked up her second goal of the game at 23:43. Mary Cushing added a goal for the Eagles to make it 11-4, but the Mariners went on a six-goal run of their own, highlighted by five goals from Adams, to close the gap to 11-10 with five minutes to play. Maddy Olsen added a goal to give the Eagles some breathing room at 3:55 and Husson escaped with the victory.

Inside the Numbers: Adams led the Mariners with a career-high six goals and added one assist, five ground balls, three draw controls and a caused turnover.

Barry finished the afternoon with two goals, Savary recorded one goal, one assist and a ground ball and Sierra James (Campton, N.H.) tallied the other goal for the Mariners, while scooping up five ground balls, three draw controls and causing a turnover.

In net, Sydney Cole (Westbrook, Maine) collected eight saves in the loss for the Mariners.

Olsen led the Eagles with four goals, four ground balls, a game-high eight draw controls and a caused turnover, Cushing added two goals and two assists, Cali Newton contributed a pair of goals and an assist and Jordyn Labrie tallied two goals.

Husson's Mallory Burchill tallied 13 saves in the win. 

The Eagles held a 16-8 advantage on draw controls and a 27-20 edge in ground balls. The Mariners went 70 percent on free position chances, while the Eagles went 50 percent and the Mariners held a 29-27 shot advantage. 

Up Next: The Mariners fall to 1-5 on the season, while the Eagles improve to 4-3 on the season. Maine Maritime returns to action on Saturday, April 6 when they host Thomas College at 1:00 pm. The Mariners will host the Eagles for a North Atlantic Conference rematch on Tuesday, April 23.