|Thomas College||Husson University|
BANGOR, Maine- Husson University Women’s Lacrosse took down the Thomas College (Maine) Terriers, 16-1, in North Atlantic Conference (NAC) action at Boucher Field on Wednesday night.
1st Half: The Eagles struck first, notching a pair of goals in the opening three minutes of the match off of goals by Cali Newton, dodging her way to net, and Paige Daigle on a free position attempt. Two minutes later, Nikki Bradstreet drove down the entire length of the field sprinting towards Mallory Burchill in net for Husson. Unfortunately, she built up so much momentum on her breakaway, that she crashed the net a little too hard and stepped over the crease nearly falling into the net with the ball, as her shot was called a “no goal.”
After extending the lead to 4-0 in the first five minutes, the Terriers defended well and held off the Eagles the following seven minutes until Newton captured a hat trick on the night, finishing off her second free position attempt goal of the match with 17:47 left in the first half (5-0).
Thanks to a goal by Maddy Olsen with five minutes left to play, Husson reached double digits capturing their tenth unanswered goal of the night and concluded a relaxing first half for Burchill in net for the Eagles, out-shooting the Terriers, 25-0 with a score of 11-0.
2nd Half: The Eagles continued to break records in the second half as they finished out the night with a 16-1 victory.
Deshaies became the all-time leader for Husson in draw controls with 131 wins and is just one goal shy of tying the program record for goals in a career (93). The senior also tied for the lead in career ground balls in Husson history with 176.
Newton broke her career-record for most goals scored in a single match after tossing in five against Thomas last season, tucking away a total of seven by the end of the night. She is currently one short of the tying the program record for most goals in a single game.
Daigle contributed three goals and three assists.
Leaders- Thomas (Maine)
In between the pipes, Sydni Collier turned away eight shots.
Bradstreet picked up three ground balls and caused one turnover.
Draw control wins
Husson blew away Thomas in shots, 35-3 while also posting the advantage in draw control, 15-4, and ground balls, 30-12.
Women’s Lacrosse will journey to New England College on Saturday, March 31 for a 3:30 p.m. face-off.