Chargers Win 19-6 on Women’s Lacrosse Senior Day

Andy Beardsley

WEST HAVEN, Conn. – The University of New Haven women’s lacrosse team, led by their five seniors, cruised to a 16-9 victory over Saint Anselm College Saturday afternoon on Senior Day at Kayo Field. With the win the Chargers improve to 6-8 overall and 5-5 in the Northeast-10 Conference. Saint Anselm falls to 4-8 overall, 2-7 in the NE-10.

The University of New Haven baseball team swept Bentley University 7-0, 6-2 Saturday afternoon at Frank Vieira Field.

Sophomore Sarah Magnone opened the game with a score in the third minute to put the Chargers ahead early. The teams exchanged another three runs which brought the score even at 2-2. Four unanswered UNH goals gave the Chargers a 6-2 lead with 13:49 left in the first half. In the final 14 minutes the Chargers netted three more, while the Hawks scored two. The Chargers held a 9-4 lead.

Senior Kristine Lambracht opened the second half for the Chargers with her second goal of the game at the 28:07 mark. Two minutes later, Laura McLean gave the Chargers an 11-4 lead off a goal assisted by Natalie Lieberman. The teams exchanged another eight goals before Kristina Curry gave UNH a 16-8 lead with 10:08 left in the second half. The Hawks scored the game’s final goal in the last minute and moved the score to 16-9.

Magnone and senior Sarah LeGoff led the team with four goals each. LeGoff added an assist. Lieberman led the team with six total points off three goals and three assists. Lambracht scored two goals in her final game at Kayo Field, while also leading the team with four ground balls.

The Chargers clinched the sixth seed in the Northeast-10 Conference Women’s Lacrosse Championship with the win. After concluding the regular season on Wednesday, April 28 at American International College, the Chargers will most likely head to Merrimack or Southern New Hampshire in the opening round of the NE-10 Tournament on Wednesday, May 5.