Lady Saints Score First Lax Victory
First-year Rachel Burke scored four goals, while classmate Raelynn Bovenzi made nine stops in goal to lead the St. Lawrence University women's lacrosse team to a 13-11 win over Worcester State, for the Saints' first win of the season, on Saturday afternoon in Worcester, Massachusetts. Burke also tallied an assist, while Claudia Barbera recorded three goals and Jaime Allan added two. Liddy DeConto, Nicole Stanton, Isabel Silvia all notched a goal and an assist, while Hannah Drechsel scored once for the Scarlet and Brown. Stanton led the Saints with four ground balls, while Kate Wilson caused two turnovers and Dana Fernandez won a team-best four draw controls. The Lancers took an early 2-0 lead over the Saints, but Burke responded with back-to-back tallies to tie the game 2-2 with 18:45 to play. Worcester State's Maddy Brennan scored her second of the game, but St. Lawrence scored three straight goals to lead 5-3 at halftime. Rachel Hopkins scored two straight for the Lancers, tying the game at five, but the Saints battled through two more ties and pulled ahead to a 10-8 lead with her second of the game at 11:55. Barbara and Allan both scored unassisted goals to increase the Saints lead to three goals and the Lancers attempted a comeback, bringing the game within one, but Drechsel scored her third of the season with one second to play. Both teams recorded eight goals in the second half, but the Saints first-half advantage and a late goal from Drechsel helped them seal the win. Maddy Brennan led the Lancers with four goals, two assists and three draw control wins, while Rachel Hopkins added three goals and Abby Magnuson finished with two goals and an assist. Bovenzi recorded her first win in goal with nine saves, while Savanna Rosado also made nine stops for Worcester. The Lancers outshot the Saints 30-27, but St. Lawrence held a 22-20 advantage in shots on goal and finished with a 14-10 advantage in draw controls. St. Lawrence improved to 1-1, while Worcester State fell to 2-2 overall. The Saints will host Rensselaer to open Liberty League play on Saturday, March 14 at Hall-Leet Stadium.