LEICESTER, Mass. – Southern Vermont College participated in its last athletics competition Thursday afternoon with the fourth-seeded women's lacrosse team falling 16-2 to No. 1 Becker College in a New England Collegiate Conference (NECC) semifinal match at Alumni Field.
The Hawks scored the first 15 goals of the game—leading 11-0 at halftime. SVC was able to get on the board to prevent the shutout, but the Mountaineers could not get close to making a comeback against the high-powered Becker squad.
Southern Vermont finishes its fifth and final season with an overall record of 4-10.
Mountaineer sophomore Alex Safford (Burnt Hills, N.Y.) had a goal, three draw controls, and two ground balls during her last game in the SVC uniform. Senior Madi Carr (Petersham, Mass.) tallied eight ground balls and four caused turnovers while classmate Vanessa Kendall (Coventry, Conn.) notched a goal for the visitors.
Southern Vermont senior keeper Sydnee Julian (Mexico, N.Y.) made 12 saves in net in addition to grabbing five ground balls.
The Hawks caught fire and scored three goals in a matter of 46 seconds early into the game, and that would be all they needed for the win. Becker went on to take an 11-0 lead with 10:15 left in the first half, and that tally would be carried into the break.
Safford ended the Hawks' shutout bid with 13:49 on the clock as she netted her 33rd goal of the year and the 88th of her career. Kendall then made the most of a free-position opportunity with 23 ticks left—sending her sixth goal of the season into the back of the cage.
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