Nor'easters Open TCCC Play with Win over Anna Maria

BIDDEFORD, Maine -- Eleven different players recorded goals as the University of New England won its The Commonwealth Coast Conference (TCCC) opener, 15-2, over Anna Maria College in women's lacrosse action Saturday afternoon at Barbara J. Hazard Field.

The Nor'easters (2-1) raced out to a 9-0 lead midway through the first half. Senior Mallory Long (Lewiston, Maine), junior Danielle Cate (Boscawen, N.H.), and sophomore Jenna Barton (Wolfeboro, N.H.) each scored twice during the stretch.

The cushion was 10 (11-1) at halftime, as UNE held advantages in shots (32-3), draw controls (12-1), and ground balls (31-10) in the opening frame.

Junior Abby Slavin (Hooksett, N.H.) added a pair of second-half scores for UNE, which finished with a 48-5 edge in shots. Senior Emily Harvey (Standish, Maine) led the strong defensive effort for the Nor'easters, finishing with career-high 10 ground balls and three caused turnovers.

Junior Tara Geraghty (Barrington, R.I.) and first-year Jillian Aslin (Hampton, N.H.) split time in goal for UNE, each registering one save.

Sophomore Amanda Hevy (Brookfield, Mass.) and senior Jennifer McCabe (Westborough, Mass.) tallied the goals for the Amcats (1-4, 0-2 TCCC). First-year Lourdes Pena (Lawrence, Mass.) turned aside 21 shots.

The Nor'easters travel to Manchester, N.H. Tuesday for a conference match-up with Colby-Sawyer College (7:00 p.m.). Anna Maria returns to action Monday for a non-conference date at Simmons College (7:00 p.m.).

2010-03-20



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