No. 7 Women’s Lacrosse Takes Care of St. Anselm, 20-9

The Charger Bulletin

MANCHESTER, N.H. -The University of New Haven women’s lacrosse team, ranked No. 7 in the latest Intercollegiate Women’s Lacrosse Coaches Association poll, remained perfect on the season after a 20-9 victory against St. Anselm College on Sunday afternoon. The Chargers improve to 8-0, 5-0 Northeast-10 Conference (NE-10) on the season, while the Hawks move to 2-6, 1-5 NE-10.

After St. Anselm scored 32 seconds into the game to take a 1-0 lead, the Chargers rattled off five straight goals over the next eight minutes to go ahead 5-1. Senior Brigid Brady scored twice on free-position shots and assisted on Mallory Ferrandiz’s goal during that stretch. St. Anselm scored three of the next four goals, cutting the Chargers’ lead to three, 6-3, before New Haven went on a 9-1 run to go into halftime with a 15-5 lead. Sarah Magnone had three goals while Ashley Ferrandiz and Brady both scored twice during the run.

The Chargers scored three times to begin the second period and controlled the ball for much of the half. The Hawks scored three of the final four goals in the game, the last of which came at the 24:51 mark to make the final deficit 11 points.

New Haven caused 18 turnovers by the Hawks and were successful on 28-of-32 clear attempts. The Chargers also held a 32-17 advantage in shots and converted on 6-of-7 free-position shots.

Maureen Spellman picked up her eighth win of the season between the pipes, recording four saves in just less than 50 minutes of playing time.

Brady led the Chargers offense with six points (five goals, one assist) and was a perfect 4-for-4 on free-position shots. Ashley Ferrandiz and Brianna Kenworthy both had five points on two goals and three assists. Magnone scored four times on five shots and was 1-for-1 on free-position attempts.

The Chargers return to action on Wednesday, April 1 when they take on No. 10 Dowling College at Kayo Field. Game time is set for 3:30 p.m.