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Southern Maine Women's Lacrosse 20 vs UMaine-Farmington 5

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GORHAM, Maine — Seniors Sam Campobasso (Buxton, Maine/Bonny Eagle) and Lauren Lessard (Lewiston, Maine/Kents Hill) each scored seven points as the University of Southern Maine Huskies rolled past the visiting University of Maine at Farmington Beavers, 20-5, in a non-conference women’s lacrosse game Tuesday afternoon at Hannaford Field.

The win was the second straight for the Huskies who improved to 2-1 overall.  The game was the season opener for the Beavers who had their first three dates postponed.

Campobasso registered a game-high six goals and dished out one assist for her seven points while Lessard scored two goals and passed out five assists.  Campobasso scored five goals in the opening half when USM built a commanding 13-3 lead.

Rookie Allison Irish (Lyman, Maine/Massabesic) tallied four goals for the Huskies, and sophomore Aliza Jordan(Gorham, Maine) contributed three goals and an assist.  Senior Heather Everett (Waterboro, Maine/Massabesic) added two goals to go along with a game-high nine ground balls, four draw controls and six caused turnovers.

Senior Rhi Jackson (Saco, Maine/Waynflete) led UMF scoring three goals.  Juniors Carly Raymond (Topsham, Maine/Mt. Ararat) and Sierra Gilley (Harpswell, Maine/Mt. Ararat) tallied the other two goals for UMF.

Southern Maine split the goaltending chores between sophomores Miriam Wood (Wakefield, Mass.) and Hala Van Nostrand (Granby, Conn.).  Wood played the opening half without recording a save to get the win.  Van Nostrand took over after halftime and made two saves in the second half.  UMF rookie goalie Samantha Bickford (Oxford, Maine/Oxford Hills) stopped 12 shots.

The Huskies had a big advantage in total shots (36-8), ground balls (29-17) and draw controls (18-9).

Campobasso ignited a 5-0 run over the opening nine minutes with her first goal 64 seconds into the game.  Sophomore Kenzie Kidder (Lyman, Maine/Massabesic), Irish and Everett followed with goals within a span of 1:53, and Campobasso made it 5-0 with 21:18 to go in the half.

Jackson got UMF on the board converting a free-position attempt at 20:24, and Gilley followed at 18:51 to pull UMF within three, 5-2, but that would as close as the visitors would get as USM scored eight consecutive goals to taking a commanding 13-2 lead.

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