Score: Lasell 15, Emerson 14
Records: Emerson Lions (0-4) ; Lasell Lasers (3-1)
Location: Boston, Mass. (Rotch Field)
Date: Saturday, March 17, 2018
The Lead: Junior Emily Quinn (Darmouth, Mass.) and senior Tara Windsor (Palm City, Fl.) netted five goals apiece and sophomore Jenna Tomsky (Clinton, N.J.) tallied three, but the Emerson women's lacrosse team were outlasted 15-14 by Lasell on Saturday afternoon on its home turf.
INSIDE THE NUMBERS
- Windsor netted five goals on seven total shots along with two ground balls, won four draw controls and caused one turnover and Quinn registered her five goals on six shots.
- Tomsky added three goals with an assist, one ground ball and one draw control win.
- Sophomore Sophia Gripari (London, United Kingdom) recorded a game high five assists along with a goal.
- In the net for Emerson was junior Kristina Modica (East Moriches, N.Y.), who allowed 15 goals on 26 shots and came away with 11 saves along with three ground balls through 60 minutes.
- Leading the way for Lasell was Taylor Yandow and Jordan McComb, who each registered five goals.
- Yandow was also credited with one assist, one ground ball, three draw control wins and caused four turnovers, while McComb scooped up three ground balls, won six draw controls and caused one turnover.
- Also scoring for Lasell was Mandy Brock and a pair from Vanessa Pino.
- Morgan Choquet manned the goal for Lasell and allowed 14 goals on 20 shots and made six stops through 60 minutes.
HOW IT HAPPENED
- Despite Lasell outshooting Emerson 18-13 through the first 30 minutes of play, the Lions entered the half with a one goal lead over the Lasers at 7-6.
- Tomsky started off the game's scoring with a net five minutes in at 25:25 to give Emerson a 1-0 lead before Yandow and Brock tallied nets at 24:49 and 23:46 to put Lasell on top 2-1.
- At 19:20, Quinn's first marker of the half counted as the 2-2 equalizer with McComb following with an unassisted net just over a minute later at 19:20 as Lasell got on top again at 3-2.
- Down by a goal with a little over 17 minutes to go in the half, the duo of Quinn and Windsor found the back of the net three times and put the hosts up a pair at 5-3 at the 6:58 mark.
- Lasell broke up the string of Emerson goals with a net from Pino at 6:12 to bring the Lasers within one (5-4) followed by a pair of markers from Yandow pushed the visitors in front at 6-5 at 4:04.
- Emerson used the remaining two minutes of the opening frame to tack on two more goals from Quinn and Windsor to give the Lions a one goal cushion going into the second half.
- The Lasers opened the second frame with the equalizer goal from McComb, her second of the game, to knot the score again at 7-all.
- Quinn and Tomsky put the Lions back on top at 11-9, but the two goal cushion did not last as McComb and Yandow locked the score at 11-11.
- Emerson and Lasell exchanged the lead through the closing portion of the half and never exceeded more than a one goal differential.
- After Gripari evened the score at 14-14 on a free position net with 37 ticks on the clock, Amanda DiLeonardo came through in the clutch with free position net that iced the Lasers 15-14 win.
- Emerson remains at home next Saturday, March 24 with a non conference meeting with Keene State at 6:00 p.m.
- Lasell opens GNAC play on Tuesday, March 20 and will host Rivier at 4:00 p.m.
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