Nine Straight Goals Power ECSU by Mount Holyoke

MANSFIELD, Conn. Senior Jessica Scheno (Lindenhurst, NY) and sophomore Courtney Bedocs (Hamden) each scored twice in a run of nine straight Eastern Connecticut State University goals that allowed the Warriors to break open a close match and record a 20-11 women's lacrosse victory in their home-opener Friday afternoon over Mount Holyoke College.

Leading 11-10 with 14 minutes left in the match, Eastern (1-2) ran off nine unanswered goals. Bedocs scored twice in 47 seconds to spark the run and Scheno added two of her own while senior captain Megan Gloster (Agawam, MA) was credited with two assists. Three of the goals came in a span of 1: 13 that made it 16-10 with 9:46 left and chased Mount Holyoke (1-2) starting goalie Mimi Henry (Concord, MA).

In the first half, the Lyons scored five straight times three coming by sophomore Peggy Wefald (Granger, IN) to take their first lead of the match, 6-5, with 6:14 left in the first half. With Eastern trailing 9-8, Gloster scored twice to give the Warriors the lead for good with 18 minutes left in the half, and freshman Rachael Joy (Huntington Station, NY) tallied the first goal of her career to make it 11-9. Beginning with Bedocs' goal with 12:35 left, the Warriors outscored the visitors 9-1 the rest of the way.

Senior Lily Anderson (Portland, ME) led Eastern with four goals and an assist, with Gloster scoring three times and passing off for three assists. Junior Natalie Sims (Carle Place, NY), Scheno and Bedocs each added three goals and two assists.

Sophomore Taylor MacDonald (Oak Bluffs, MA) led the Warriors with six ground balls and three caused turnovers, and won six of Eastern's 13 draws. Sims and Gloster each won three draws, with Sims collecting five ground balls

Wefald scored four of Mount Holyoke's goals, won 12 of its 20 draws, and caused three turnovers.

Junior goalie Joslin Wells (Marstons Mills, MA) made four saves to record her first career win in net.

2008-03-15



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