Women's Lacrosse: Nichols Gets Best Of Eagles In Regional Matchup
- Courtesy Nichols Sports Information -
Dudley, Mass. – 10 different Bison scored at least one goal as host Nichols posted a 16-5 victory over Daniel Webster on Monday afternoon at Vendetti Field in non-conference women's lacrosse action. With the win, the Bison officially kick off the inaugural Division III week and improve to 4-6 while the Eagles slip to 3-6 on the season.
First-year Sam MacMillan (Bridgewater, Mass.) tallied three goals while scooping up seven draw controls, four ground balls and causing a trio of turnovers. Senior Chelsea Shaughnessy (Halifax, Mass.) corralled four of the first six draw controls as she along with first-year Grace Murphy (Montclair, Va.), senior Emily Yourie (Ellington, Conn.) and junior Shayna Ramalho (Monroe, Conn.) each collected a pair of goals. Sophomore Stephanie Ryan (Bethany, Conn.) and rookie Stephanie Mathewson (Simsbury, Conn.) combined to pick up nine ground balls.
Senior Natalie Bates (North Kingstown, R.I.) led the Eagles with a pair of markers to go along with three draw controls. Senior Charlene Gordon (Brooklyn, N.Y.), junior Samantha Cotoni (Groton, Mass.) and junior Kaylea Parkin (Red Hook, N.Y.) each found the back of the net for Daniel Webster. Senior Alexa Quintillani (Manchester, Conn.) caused four turnovers as rookie Allyssa Marson (Augusta, Maine) amassed five ground balls. Quintillani and sophomore Theresa Moscati (Buffalo, N.Y.) each claimed three ground balls.
The Bison jumped out to a 9-0 advantage 7:20 into the contest. Over the next 12 minutes the game was scoreless until Bates netted the first of her two consecutive markers with 10:46 showing on the scoreboard. Parkin scored the third consecutive Daniel Webster goal with 6:12 remaining in the opening half. MacMillan then potted the next two goals before first-year Jessica Egan (South Boston, Mass.) netted her first collegiate goal to close out the scoring in the stanza.
Ramalho sent home her second tally of the game just 1:52 into the second half to help the Bison lead 13-3. A free position goal by Cotoni brought the game back within 10 at the 4:19 mark. Just under four minutes later, Gordon notched her goal before Nichols closed out the contest with a three goal spurt.
Nichols' senior goalkeeper Danielle Mott (Cranston, R.I.) was called upon to make one save in just over 19 minutes of action as first-year Jenn Townsend (Wethersfield, Conn.) stopped six shots in relief. Moscati collected 10 saves in the complete game effort.
In addition to Division III Week activities, the Bison will "Play For A Cure" during Wednesday's 4:00 p.m. CCC matchup against Salve Regina. Daniel Webster heads to Emmanuel on Saturday for a non-conference contest at 3:00 p.m.