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Women’s Lacrosse continues win streak over Stonehill Skyhawks

(Photo courtesy of UMass Lowell Athletics) “Women’s lacrosse player fights past Skyhawks.”

Sarah Mahannah
Connector Editor

The UMass Lowell women’s lacrosse team (4-0) is continuing their record-breaking season after a 13-9 victory over the Stonehill Skyhawks (0-1) on Feb. 21 at Cushing Field.

Junior Jade Catlin and freshman Chloe Bowers chipped in three goals each. Freshmen Marlee Green and Jillian Goldie were just behind them with two goals each and Goldie also having an assist. Senior Megan Brockbank  and sophomore Mia Mitchell each tallied in with a goal. Audra Hansen scored a goal and an assist.

Freshman Alexa Kuhn played in her first start of her collegiate career. In the 60 minutes she was in the game, Kuhn would make six saves against Stonehill.

The start of the game was even matched in defense. The first goal of the game would not be until 7:30 when Bowers would find the back of the net. Stonehill would respond soon after at 5:20 with a goal from freshman Grace Murphy.

The River Hawks would not let the game stay even going into the second.  There would be four goals from Caitlin at 4:55, Bowers at 4:00 and 2:47, and finally Brockbank at 2:03. The game would go 5-1 into the second.

Stonehill would start the second with power as they would try to score 30 seconds in. Kuhn made a save on a free position. The River Hawks would respond quickly by storming to the SkyHawk’s net and with 14:06 on the clock Goldie would bring the River Hawks up 6-1 unassisted.  

The River Hawks would continue to dominate for the rest of the period, with goals from Caltin with an assist from Hansen and sophomore Mia Mitchell at 05:49. 

The Skyhawks would get one ball into the net to round out the second. With five seconds left in the quarter, Murphy would score assisted by Sofia D’Agostino to bring the score up to 8-2.

Not long into the third quarter would the River Hawks bring their lead to seven. Freshman Marlee Green scored her second-career goal with 13:53 left on the clock. Soon after, Hansen and Goldie would move fast with two back-to-back goals within 20 seconds, at 12:08 and 11:49.

The River Hawks continued their lead later in the quarter with goals from Catlin and Green at 7:05 and 00:28. In between the Skyhawks would fight back with two goals from Emily LaPia with 12 seconds and a third from Molly Mae Hughes.

The Skyhawks found their groove and dominated the last quarter. They would score two goals within the first five minutes from Murphy and Hughes. The River Hawks would attempt to keep their defense strong, but allowed two goals more within the final minutes of play. 

Despite the comeback from Stonehill, UMass Lowell was able to keep the upper hand and won. The team now heads out on a six game road trip looking to keep their win streak going. Their next home game will be against UMBC on March 30 at 4PM at Cushing Field. 

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