WELLINGTON, Fla. – Senior Kelsey MacDonald (Oak Bluffs, Mass.) scored four goals and added an assist Wednesday afternoon to lead Plymouth State University to a 13-2 victory over Franklin Pierce College in non-conference women’s lacrosse action.
The Panthers scored four goals before the Ravens got on the board, and PSU held an 8-1 advantage at halftime. The winners tallied the first two goals of the second half and coasted home the rest of the way.
Joining MacDonald in the Panther scoring column were senior Liz Boddy (Brentwood, N.H.), sophomore Cassidy Barry (Branford, Conn.), and freshman Taylor Cambal (West Yarmouth, Mass.) with two goals apiece. Senior Annie Pinault (Framingham, Mass.) contributed a goal and three assists, classmate Meg Cupoli (Northboro, Mass.) added a goal and two assists, and sophomore Melissa Dark (Peterborough, N.H.) chipped in with one goal.
MacDonald was busy all over the field, collecting a team-high five ground balls and six draw controls. Cupoli and senior Amanda Spadafora (Saratoga Springs, N.Y.) each had four ground balls and four caused turnovers.
Sophomore Carla Savini (Danvers, Mass.) led the Franklin Pierce charge with a team-high two points (one goal, one assist), while freshman Meghan Masterson (Sharon, Mass.) added her first collegiate goal.
PSU junior Suzie Lilakos (Stratham, N.H.) earned the win in net, finishing with five saves. Senior Erin Hopkins (Penn Yan, N.Y.) became FPC’s all-time, single-game saves record holder with 33 stops in the contest. The veteran goaltender recorded 17 saves in the first half and 16 in the second frame.
PSU wraps up its game schedule on the Florida trip Thursday with a 4:30 p.m. make-up contest against SUNY Fredonia. It will be the Panthers third straight day with a game, caused by last weekend’s travel delays.
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