Lenhardt Leads Westfield by Framingham in MASCACs

WESTFIELD, Mass. Stephanie Lenhardt tallied a game-high six points (3 goals, 3 assists) to lead Westfield State to a 12-3 victory over Framingham State in the quarterfinals of the MASCAC lacrosse tournament on Tuesday evening, April 29.

No. 3 seed Westfield (9-8) advances to the MASCAC semifinals and plays at No. 2 seed Worcester State on Thursday, May 1, at 7:00 p.m. Worcester State edged Westfield State, 10-7, during the regular season.

Westfield, which had defeated No. 6 seed Framingham (2-14) by a 13-1 score last Wednesday, jumped out to a 6-0 lead halfway through the first period and led 9-0 at halftime.

Lenhardt scored five of her points (3 goals, 2 assists) in the first half. The 5-11 junior from Duxbury, Mass., currently ranks 11th nationally with a single-season school record 49 assists.

Sophomore Roni Orcutt (Granville, MA/Westfield HS) also scored three goals. Scoring two goals for the Owls were sophomore Blair Smith (Milford, MA) and freshman Caroline Smart (Weymouth, MA). Senior Jen Carew (Billerica, MA) had game highs of six draw controls and four ground balls.


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