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Connecticut College 18, ECSU 9 Barone & Miller Combine for Nine Goals in Offensive Uprising

Ashley Crutchfield ´12
Ashley Crutchfield ´12
MANSFIELD, Conn.--The Connecticut College Women´s Lacrosse Team cruised to an 18-9 victory against Eastern Connecticut State University in a non-conference game played in Mansfield, Conn. Wednesday. The Camels used a 5-0 run near the end of the first stanza to pull away from the Warriors. The visitors even their record at 5-5 with the victory while Eastern slips to 3-7 in the setback. Sophomore Hope Barone (North Kingstown, R.I.) erupted with five goals and one assist to lead the Camels in the offensive uprising. The Camels were bolstered by the production of three first year players. Brianna Miller (Sudbury, Mass.) scored four goals while collecting two draw controls for the winning side. Libby Nichols (Baltimore, Md.) had a hat-trick with three goals and Cameron Flaherty (Hingham, Mass.) put up four points on two goals and two assists. Junior Abby Hill (Stoneham, Mass.) tallied five draws, four ground balls and three caused turnovers to go with a goal and two assists. Katelyn Driscoll (Peabody, Mass.) scored twice and corralled four ground balls to go with three draws. Grace Megaffin (Hopewell, N.J.) did a nice job at the defensive end and had one ground ball and one draw control in the victory. Ashleigh Kowtoniuk (Johnstown, Pa.) stopped seven shots in the win. Kelsey Burke (Kingston, N.H.) made one save in 13 minutes of relief duty. Taylor MacDonald (Oak Bluffs, Mass.) had three goals and one assist to lead the Warriors in the setback. Ashley Prizio (Brookfield, Conn.) contributed two goals and one assist and leads the team with 27 goals and 30 points. Sophomore Megan Barrett (Setauket, N.Y.) collected a team-best four ground balls. Rookie net-minder Nancy Ibrahim (Lindenhurst, N.Y.) made four saves for Eastern Connecticut State University. The Camels will visit Tufts University Saturday for a 12:00 p.m. NESCAC game in Medford, Mass. Driscoll Honored by Sophomore midfielder Katelyn Driscoll has been named to the weekly honor roll. Driscoll collected four goals, three assists, six ground balls, five draw controls and four caused turnovers in a 1-1 week for the Camels. During Saturday´s 13-12, double-overtime win at Bates, Driscoll scored three goals and assisted on three others, as she assisted Abby Hill on the game-winner with 1:56 remaining in the second overtime. Driscoll leads the club with 25 ground balls and has caused 15 turnovers, collected 23 draws and scored 17 goals this season. Hope Barone, Abby Hill, and Sara Christopher (Andover, Mass.) share the team lead with 26 points. Barone has netted a team-best 24 goals to go with 31 draws and 23 ground balls. Hill has amassed 20 goals, six assists, 22 ground balls and 15 caused turnovers. Christopher has dished out 16 assists to rank fourth in the NESCAC. Senior defender Kristen Dirmaier (South Burlington, Vt.) has tallied 22 ground balls and 12 caused turnovers. Cookie Smith (Framingham, Mass.) has induced 13 turnovers and collected 15 ground balls. Sophomore Ashleigh Kowtoniuk entered Wednesday´s action ranked second in NESCAC saves per game (10.33) and was sixth in the league with a .467 save percentage.

April 14, 2010

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