Connecticut College Pulls Away from Roger Williams

NEW LONDON, Conn.--The Connecticut College Women's Lacrosse Team (3-3) put together a 8-to-1 run over the closing 22:48 of regulation to pull away from Roger Williams University (2-3) in a 12-4 victory on the Artificial Turf at Silfen Field Thursday. Sophomore Hope Barone (North Kingstown, R.I.) paved the way to the win by scoring four of her game-high five goals during the second half scoring surge.

Barone added four ground balls and four draw controls for the Camels, who out-shot the visitors 40-to-15 in the triumph. Junior Abby Hill (Stoneham, Mass.) had a hat-trick with three goals and one assist for the winning side. Sara Christopher (Andover, Mass.) dished out three assists while rookie midfielder Brianna Miller (Sudbury, Mass.) added one goal, one assist, four draw controls and four ground balls for the Camels.

Sophomore net-minder Ashleigh Kowtoniuk (Johnstown, Pa.) collected seven of her nine saves in the second stanza.

Roger Williams University junior Claire Halliday (Trenton, N.J.) finished with two goals, two draw controls and six ground balls in the setback. Kasey Beckwith (Franklin, Conn.) and Danica Delia (Norwalk, Conn.) each contributed with scores for the visitors. Senior net-minder Amanda Magee (Columbus, N.J.) made 11 of her 20 saves in the first half to keep the Hawks in contention.

The Camels out-shot the Hawks 20-to-5 in the opening half but were clinging to just a 4-2 advantage at the break. Beckwith trimmed the deficit to 4-3 with 23:25 remaining, dangling her way through the Camel defense for a score. The Hawks were threatening with the ball and a golden opportunity to tie the game but Kowtoniuk sprinted all the way out of the cage to intercept a pass in the zone with a critical ground ball and caused turnover that shifted the momentum back in the favor of the Camels.

Connecticut College was able to catch the Hawks in transition during the key sequence and Christopher fed Barone for a goal at the other end to make it a 5-3 game. Just 11 seconds later, the Camels were back on the board after Barone won another draw control. Christopher took the outlet pass from Barone and dished to Miller for a score to make it a 6-3 game.

The Hawks pulled to within a pair after Halliday buried her second free position goal with 15 minutes to play. However, the Camels would not let the visitors get any closer and Hill scored two of the next three goals on free positions to put the game out of reach. Connecticut College continued to pull away for the 12-4 victory.

2010-04-01



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