Westfield State Falls to Bridgewater State

WESTFIELD, Mass. Jill Caramello (Duxbury) and Jenny Jones (Framingham) had game highs of five goals and six points (4 goals, 2 assists), respectively, to lead undefeated Bridgewater State to an 18-9 victory over Westfield State in action Thursday evening, April 7.

Bridgewater boosted its unbeaten mark to 9-0 and is 2-0 in league play, the New England Women's Lacrosse Alliance. Westfield is 4-2 and 1-1.

The Bears bolted to a 5-0 lead in the game's opening five minutes, with Caramello scoring three goals, forcing the Owls to call a timeout.

Bridgewater expanded its lead to 10-2, capped by another Caramello tally with 12:56 remaining in the first half.

Westfield finally got untracked and scored five straight goals, including two each from Ari Colella (Franklin) and Maura Stack (Wilbraham), to trail, 11-7, 20 seconds into the second half.

The Bears - who played a pressing defense and ball possession offense for much of the second half - led 12-8 with 22:04 remaining when they reeled off three straight goals for a 15-8 lead with 14:23 remaining.

The game was scoreless for nearly 10 minutes until Stack scored with 2:56 remaining to make it 15-9. Bridgewater tacked on three goals in the final 1:35.

Other top point producers for the Bears were Kristin White (Pelham) with two goals and two assists and Courtney Lennon Medfield) with three goals and an assist. Goalie Katie Weber (Arlington) made 10 saves, including seven in the first half.

Stack led Owls with three goals and Colella had three goals and an assist. Westfield goalie Jill Robinson (Salem) recorded 11 saves.


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