Second Half Run Carries Lasell Past Nichols

DUDLEY, Mass. (Apr. 4) Lasell used 13 second-half goals to break open the game en route to a 21-10 non-conference victory over Nichols Monday evening at Vendetti Field. The Lasers, led by five goals and three assists from Tina Canavan (Stonington, Conn.), improve to 5-4, while the Bison dip to 1-6 on the year.

Canavan scored three of her tallies in the second half during a 9-0 Lasell run. Ashley Slattery (Weymouth, Mass.) added seven points on a game-high six goals and an assist, potting four in the second frame. Britney Wuorio (Bolton, Mass.) also chipped in with seven points on five goals and two assists.

Nichols junior Krista-Jean Forand (Plymouth, Mass.) led the Bison with four goals and an assist while Chelsea Shaughnessy (Halifax, Mass.) scored two goals to go with an assist.

Nichols chipped away at Lasell's early 6-2 lead and cut it to one at the half on back-to-back goals by Melanie Chhouy (Pepperell, Mass.) and Shaughnessy. The Bison carried the momentum into the second frame, with Kathleen Dudziak (Williamstown, Mass.) and Toni Minelli (Newington, Conn.) netting a pair of goals 12 seconds apart to give Nichols their first lead since six minutes into the contest, 9-8.

Lasell then hit its stride, rattling off nine consecutive goals to go up, 18-9 before Forand broke the Lasers' momentum with an unassisted score with 8:35 left to play. Slattery later sparked the Lasers to three more strikes to close out the game.

The Bison dominated the groundball battle, led by seven pickups from Julie Monroe (Whitman, Mass.), who also had a game-high four caused turnovers. Chhouy also scooped up five groundballs.

Nichols starting goaltender Jennifer Brigham (Bristol, R.I.) took the loss with five saves and the first 15 goals allowed. Dylan Paton (Bourne, Mass.) surrendered the final six before Danielle Mott (Cranston, R.I.) closed out the final 2:30 in net. Lasell netminder Kristin Coderre (Monson, Mass.) made 14 stops in the win.

Nichols returns to The Commonwealth Coast Conference play Wednesday with a 4:00 p.m. home game against Western New England College. Lasell travels to St. Joseph's (Maine) Thursday for a 7:30 p.m. game at Deering Memorial Stadium.

2011-04-04



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