No. 9 Chargers Open with Big Win Over Holy Family

The Charger Bulletin

(03-10-09) WEST HAVEN, Conn. – The nationally
ranked No. 9 University of New Haven women’s lacrosse team defeated the
visiting Holy Family University Tigers 18-2 Tuesday afternoon at Kayo Field.
The Chargers grab a win in their season opener and the Tigers fall to 0-2 on
the season.

UNH opened scoring just one minute and 50
seconds into Tuesday’s contest when Mallory Ferrandiz scored
off a free position shot. Thirty seconds later the Tigers evened the score. New Haven then scored 12
unanswered goals to take an impressive 13-1 lead with 12:42 left in
the half. The Tigers added their second goal of the game with 11:05 remaining
in the first half. The Chargers added two before the half to take a 15-2 lead
at the break.

The Chargers scored three second-half goals,
while maintaining possession in the Tigers end for nearly the entire half. Sarah
scored at the 21:40 mark, Carolina Marrero
scored with 19:56 remaining and Lisa Barnard scored the
Chargers final goal with 10:32 remaining.

Freshman Sarah Magnone
kicked off her Charger career with an impressive three goals and one assist. Alexis
(2), Barnard and Aubrey Duncan also
scored their first collegiate goals in the contest.

Mallory Ferrandiz also tallied three goals for the Chargers,
while Brianna Kenworthy and Brigid Brady each
scored two. Ashley Ferrandiz scored one goal and handed out a
game-high five assists.

The Chargers grabbed 17-of-22 draw controls
and recorded only eight turnovers.

New Haven returns to action on Friday, March 13 when they host Merrimack College in their Northeast-10 Conference
opener. Game time at Kayo Field is set for 3:30 p.m.