April 20, 2019
BANGOR, Maine – In their final regular season game at home in 2019, the Husson women’s lacrosse team (7-5, 3-1 NAC) outscored Thomas College (Maine) (3-7, 0-3 NAC) 14-9 on a drizzling afternoon at Boucher Field.
How It Happened…
Husson came out firing on all cylinders in the first half against the Terriers. Mary Cushing opened the scoring for the Eagles just 90 seconds into the half. The Eagles wouldn’t stop there, following up with goals from Maddy Olsen, who also had four assists on the half, Riana Winslow, and a first-half hat-trick from Jordyn Labrie to put them up 8-0 with 11:47 to play. Thomas cut into the lead with three back-to-back late goals in the half from Mackenzie Driscoll, Meredith Wheeler, and Alexis Felch. With 0.8 seconds remaining before the halftime whistle was blown, Maddy Olsen added one more point onto the board for the Eagles to send Husson into the break up 9-3.
The action continued in the second with Thomas starting off the half with two goals of the sticks of Nikki Bradstreet and Driscoll. Cali Newton would grab one for the Eagles, before the Terriers tucked another pair past Mallory Burchill in net to cut Husson’s lead to three, 10-7, with 17:47 left to play.
Three late Husson goals, including Mary Cushing’s career-high sixth goal in the game, would see off the Terriers’ late pressure and hand Husson a 14-9 win, despite being outscored 6-5 in the second period.
Mary Cushing posted a career-high six goals on ten shots while Jordyn Labrie added on four.
Maddy Olsen had a game-high four assists.
Cushing also led the Eagles in ground ball recoveries with seven and caused turnovers with three.
Mackenzie Driscoll tallied four goals by the end of the afternoon.
Nikki Bradstreet and Aurora LaClair had two assists apiece.
Bradstreet had a team-high seven ground ball recoveries plus a game-high four caused turnovers.
Mallory Burchill made ten saves on 28 shots faced for the Eagles while Arianna Cannistraro recorded five saves in 60 minutes.
The Eagles look to finish out their regular season play with a conference game at Maine Maritime Academy on Tuesday, April 23rd with a 4:00 p.m. start.