|Husson University||University of Southern Maine|
GORHAM, Maine — The University of Southern Maine women’s lacrosse team won its fourth straight game Sundayafternoon knocking off visiting Husson University 16-3 in non-conference action at Hannaford Field.
With their fourth win of the season, the Huskies (4-1) equaled the school record for consecutive wins. The Huskies previously won four straight in 2011 and 2013. The Eagles (2-1) came into the game undefeated and without giving up a goal in their previous two games.
Senior Lauren Lessard (Lewiston, Maine) paced the Huskies’ offense with six points on three goals and three assists. Sophomore Aliza Jordan (Gorham, Maine) scored four goals, and senior Sam Campobasso (Buxton, Maine/Bonny Eagle) had three goals and one assists. Rookie Allison Irish (Lyman, Maine/Massabesic) continued her improving play adding three goals.
Campobasso and Lessard reached milestones late in the first half. Campobasso’s third goal, coming with 5:59 to go, was the 100th goal of her career. She is the ninth player in school history to score 100 or more goals. At 2:39 to play, Lessard’s unassisted goal was the 100th point of her career making her the 12th player to reach the mark.
USM sophomore goalies Hala Van Nostrand (Granby, Conn.) and Miriam Wood (Wakefield, Mass.) each played a half making one save apiece.
Rookie Cali Newton (Rochester, N.H.) scored two goals for the Eagles, and classmate Megan Bataran (Berwick, Maine) had one. Senior goalie Kaitlin Dolloff (Richmond, R.I.) was spectacular making 23 saves.
The Huskies scored the first five goals of the game, getting markers from five different players, to grab the lead. Newton got the Eagles on the board with 15:18 remaining in the half. Lessard made it six different Huskies to score goals 22 seconds later. Bataran’s goal at 13:05 made the score 6-2. Over the final 10 minutes of the half, the Huskies got a goal from Irish, two from Campobasso and one from Lessard to open up a 10-2 advantage at halftime.
USM kept the offense going in the second stanza scoring the first four goals. Jordan had the first two before Irish completed her hat trick. Sophomore Colleen Fleming (South Portland, Maine) netted the fourth goal converting a free-position attempt. Newton snapped the run of eight consecutive goals by USM at the 13:06 mark.