Women’s Lacrosse Claims 18-13 Win Against Bentley

Charger Athletics

WEST HAVEN, Conn. – The University of New Haven women’s lacrosse team overcame an early 4-0 deficit as they came back to defeat Bentley on Sunday by the score of 18-13. The Chargers were led by Sarah Magnone and Alexis Gabbe as they accounted for 12 of the team’s 18 goals, recording six each.

With the win, New Haven is now 6-5 overall and 4-2 in the Northeast-10 Conference. The loss drops the Falcons to 5-6 and 3-3 in league play.

Back-to-back goals by Megan Wiggins put Bentley ahead 4-0 with 22:34 remaining in the first half. However, their lead would not last much longer as Magnone tied the game 10 minutes later then gave the Chargers a 6-5 lead at the 11:17 mark.

With just three seconds remaining in the first half, Natalie Lieberman split the defense to record a goal and give New Haven an 11-7 lead at the break.

The momentum remained in the Chargers favor in the second half. After two consecutive goals from Magnone and Gabbe, they quickly held a six goal lead and never looked back. New Haven would go on to take the game, 18-13.

Maureen Spellman was great in the net, recording 11 saves. Carolina Marrero tallied two goals and Marissa Fisher, Ashley Ferrandiz, Kristina Curry and Lieberman all notched a goal each.

New Haven returns to the field on Tuesday, April 12 to host AIC at 4 p.m.