Seniors Soar as Mariners Overpower Eagles

Seniors Soar as Mariners Overpower Eagles

CASTINE, Maine – Maine Maritime Academy women's lacrosse defeated Husson University 12-6 on Tuesday night in North Atlantic Conference (NAC) action at Ritchie Field.

Prior to the game the Mariners honored their senior players: Julia Dillon (Norway, Maine), Sierra James (Campton, N.H.), and Christina Wilson (East Granby, Conn.).

How it Happened: Mary Cushing put the Eagles on the board first, but the Mariners scored four-unanswered goals to take a 4-1 lead at 14:22. Husson fought back with back-to-back goals from Cali Newton, but the Mariners went on a three-goal-run to take a 7-3 lead into halftime.

Husson came out strong to start the second half, using a pair of goals to cut the Mariners' lead to 7-5 but the Mariners outscored the Eagles 5-1 for the remainder of the game to secure their first win over Husson in program history.

Inside the Numbers: Sydney Adams (Trumbull, Conn.) led the Mariners with a game-high four goals and six draw controls, while also scooping up five ground balls and causing two turnovers.

James net a hat trick to go along with an assist, five caused turnovers and four ground balls, while Madison Savary (Bath, Maine) and Olivia Le Blanc (Confier, Colo.) added a goal and two assists each. Savary added three ground balls and three caused turnovers and Le Blanc tallied four ground balls and a caused turnover.

Wilson added a goal, an assist, six ground balls, five caused turnovers and three draw controls, while Dillon and Madison Barry (Stoneham, Mass.) grabbed the other goals for the Mariners.

In net Sydney Cole (Westbrook, Maine) collected eight saves and six ground balls for the victory.

Newton led the Eagles with two goals, an assist, four draw controls, two ground balls and two caused turnovers, while Ashley Cummings led Husson with three caused turnovers. Husson's Mallory Burchill tallied 17 saves in the loss.

The Mariners held a 42-32 advantage in ground balls and a 33-21 edge in shots.

Up Next: The Mariners improve to 5-6 overall and 3-2 in the conference, while the Eagles drop to 7-6 overall and 3-2 in the NAC. Both teams await the NAC post season NAC seeding, which will occur after the conclusion of all NAC regular season games tomorrow.