STANDISH, Maine – Bates College (6-3) cruised past Saint Joseph's College (6-1), 17-3, in a non-conference women's lacrosse contest at the SJC Athletics Complex on Thursday evening.
HOW IT HAPPENED:
The Bobcats scored four goals in the opening five minutes and carried an 11-2 advantage into intermission. Bates kicked off the second stanza with two goals in the opening seven minutes to secure a 13-2 cushion before SJC senior Elyse Caiazzo (Scarborough, Maine/Cheverus) netted her second goal of the game, but the visitors closed out the contest with four consecutive goals, including a pair from freshman Margaret Smith (Wilton, Conn.), to account for the 17-3 final score.
Saint Joseph's sophomore Kaylin Mansir (West Gardiner, Maine) made seven saves in the setback while Bates junior netminder Eliza Statile (Ipswich, Mass.) turned away nine shots in the victory.
Bates held advantages in shots (30-13) and ground balls (21-13) while Saint Joseph's posted a 12-10 edge in draw controls on the evening.
LEADERS – SAINT JOSEPH'S:
- Caiazzo scored two goals with two ground balls and three draw controls
- Junior Kara Kelly (York, Maine) netted her 17th goal of the season
- Juniors Brittney Arsenault (Westbrook, Maine) and Kayla Kelly (York, Maine) turned in four draw controls apiece
LEADERS – BATES:
- Junior Katie Allard (Ridgewood, N.J.) scored four goals with three assists
- Senior Annie Duke (Englewood, Colo.) potted three goals with three ground balls
- Senior Camille Belletete (Jaffrey, N.H.) scored three goals with a pair of draw controls
- Smith tacked on two goals and an assist
- Sophomore Caroline Kerrigan (Falls Church, Va.) picked up three draw controls
With the loss, Saint Joseph's falls to 0-4 in the history of the series with Bates College.
Saint Joseph's hosts conference-rival Johnson & Wales University on Saturday at 12:00 PM.
Saint Joseph's College is Maine's only Catholic liberal arts college, providing a supportive, personalized and career-focused education for more than 100 years. From its 474-acre campus on the shores of Sebago Lake, the College offers more than 40 undergraduate programs to a population of approximately 1,000 students. Saint Joseph's College Online provides certificates, undergraduate and advanced degrees for working adults through an online learning program. For more, visit www.sjcme.edu.