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WLAX trash Umass 18-2

John LaPierre


Staff Writer


On a sunny Tuesday afternoon, WLAX hosted non-conference opponent Umass Boston Beacons. The Panthers entered the afternoon with an overall record of 4-6 and a Little East Conference record of 0-2. As for the Beacons, they came in with a sub par overall record of 0-9 and a conference record of 0-0.

The first period got kicked off with the Beacons winning the opening faceoff, it’s uncommon Megan Gaspa loses the opening faceoff. Tarryn O’Brien kicked off scoring with a highlight reel goal at 13:34. Junior standout Julia Donovan scored her thirty second goal of the season at 12:36. Senior midfielder Ameila Thomas notched her seventh goal of the season off a free-position goal at 8:58. Junior attackmen Maddie Hunt notched her twenty third of the season off an assist from O’Brien at 7:16. A minute later, the opposite happened in O’Brien notching her second goal of the game getting the assist from Hunt at 6:36. The Beacons finally got on the board with a goal coming from Brianna Damske at 5:33. Freshmen standout Sammy Murphy ripes one home off an assist from Donovan 4:11. O’Brien continued her senior campaign with notching a hattrick in the first quarter at 3:58. Jamie McAleavey of Umass Boston scored one past standout Plymouth goalie Margie Black at 1:30 off a free position goal. Overall the entire period, the Panthers dominated on both sides of the ball. 

Morgan Cunningham kicked off the second period scoring at 13:41. Murphy notched her second goal of the afternoon at 13:07, Donovan gets credited with the assist. Cunningham tallied her eighth goal of the season at 10:24. Star offensive player Thomas notched her second at 2:53. Hunt tallied her second goal of the afternoon as well as her twenty fourth of the year at 0:41. In the first half, the Beacons had numerous turnovers and with this Panthers team they will capitalize and make you pay with a fast, efficient, quick offense. 

Morgan Cunningham, like the second period, got the scoring started in which she accomplished her hattrick at 13:31. Elle Moshier scored her seventh goal of the campaign at 9:13. Gaspa was driving toward the net at the same time she took a brutal hit but somehow she still managed to squeeze one past the goalie 6:05 

Emily Koufus scored her first goal of the season at 13:39, credited from a Donovan assist. Despite the deficit, the Beacons showed heart all game. Koufus scored her second goal of the season in the afternoon at 8:17. Gaspa scored her eleventh goal of the season at 5:42 on a free-position goal. Panthers mostly just passed the ball around with the clock running. Final score at Panther Field Plymouth gets the win 18-2.

Margie Black on the game mentality “we go into every game with a down two mentality: with this strong mentality we never underestimate our opponents and we always keep our heads up ready for the next play”.

Coming up for the Panthers, is senior day on Saturday April 13th that is a 1:00 pm start. As for the Beacons, they will travel to Umass Dartmouth on Thursday April 11th that is scheduled for a 6:30pm start.