Lacrosse’s New Beginning

Sean Malone

The women’s lacrosse team is starting this season off as 12th in the nation.

Photo Provided by Charger Athletics
Photo Provided by Charger Athletics

Last season, the women’s lacrosse team did not start off on the right foot. This season, being ranked number 12 in the nation, Coach Jen Fallon and the Chargers wanted to begin the season better than they did the last, and they did just that.

Like last year, the Chargers’ schedule began with a game against Molloy College, March 7. They found success at home facing Molloy in last season’s opener winning 13-4. They found themselves in a similar game this time at Molloy. The game began with the Fisher sisters making the game a 2-0 lead after Marissa and Corinne scored the first two goals of the season for UNH. Molloy’s Casey Naab would score to cut the lead to 2-1, but UNH would blow the game open not long after that.

Thirteen seconds after Naab’s goal, Kathryn Campbell would score her first of three goals of the game. Then, Campbell would score again three minutes later to start a UNH 11-0 run to put the Chargers up 13-0 that would continue into the second half. She would score three goals and five assists on the Chargers monster run.

Molloy would finally end the run with Katie O’Brien scoring a goal with 10:26 remaining, but New Haven would hold Molloy to only one more goal for the remainder of the game while adding two more of their own. The final score would be 15-3, Chargers.

Fisher and Campbell would score three goals apiece, while Campbell would also be the main facilitator adding five assists to her stat line, giving her eight points in the season debut.