NORTH ADAMS, Mass. – Southern Vermont College fell to a high-powered New England College squad Saturday evening—losing 22-1 in a New England Collegiate Conference (NECC) women's lacrosse match at Shewcraft Field.
NEC ran out to an 8-0 upper hand by the 22:46 mark, and the Pilgrims kept clicking to bring a 15-0 advantage to the halftime break. SVC would get the first goal of the second period to end the shutout, but New England continued to find the back of the cage to run away with the league victory.
The Mountaineers (1-9, 1-3 NECC) are next in action on Tuesday with a 4:30 p.m. Conference game at Bay Path University.
Southern Vermont sophomore Alex Safford (Burnt Hills, N.Y.) scored the hosts' goal in addition to picking up a pair of ground balls. Senior Madi Carr (Petersham, Mass.) had three caused turnovers and three ground balls while classmate Vanessa Kendall (Coventry, Conn.) and freshman Julia LaFiora (Philadelphia, Pa.) had four ground balls apiece.
SVC senior goalie Sydnee Julian (Mexico, N.Y.) made 10 saves between the pipes, and she collected a team-best seven ground balls in the loss (1-9).
NEC owned a 20-5 advantage in draw controls and used pinpoint passing in the offensive third of the field to have 14 of its 22 goals credited with an assist. The visitors went up by 10 with 17:21 left in the first half, and they never looked back.
Safford put Southern Vermont on the board in the second stanza when she worked her way to the front of the net before sending home her 17th goal of the year. The rest would be all New England, however, as the Pilgrims continued to pad their lead to walk out with the win.
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