Elms Sails by Saint Joseph in Cold, Rainy Game

WEST HARTFORD, CT April 20, 2009 Elms College sophomore attack Jenn Lough (Feeding Hills, MA) netted a game-high four goals and freshman midfielder Emily Walsh (Hadley, MA) tallied three times to carry the Blazers to their first win of the year an 11-5 victory at St. Joseph (CT) in Monday's non-conference women's lacrosse game at West Hartford, Connecticut. The Blazers improved to 1-12 overall, while the Blue Jays conclude their season with a 1-11 record.

In a cold, driving rain, freshman attack Katlyn Harrington (East Longmeadow, MA) scored in the game's opening seconds to give the Blazers a quick 1-0 lead. Sophomore Melissa Meon (South Hadley, MA) then made it a 2-0 game with just 35 ticks off the clock. St. Joseph senior midfielder Amelia DeDufour (Woodbury, CT) and sophomore midfielder Casey James (Windsor, CT) would knot the game at 2-2 with goals over the next two minutes.

Elms College, however, would then rip off a 6-0 run over the remainder of the half including all three of Walsh's tallies, while Meon and Harrington each scored their second goals of the contest and Lough notched her first of the game to give the Blazers a commanding 8-2 lead at intermission.

DeDufour got things going for the Blue Jays in the second half with an unassisted mark with 23:48 to cut the hosts deficit to 8-3. Lough would then answer with two goals before DeDufour countered again with just under 16 minutes to play to make it 10-4. Lough would grab one more with just under a minute to play before James had the last goal of the contest for the Blue Jays on a free-position attempt with just 11 seconds to play.

Freshman goalkeeper Holly Braziel (Shelburne Falls, MA) stopped seven shots in her first collegiate victory.

Elms College returns to non-conference play at Western Connecticut State on Thursday, April 23. Game time is 4:00 p.m.


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