MILTON, Mass. – The Curry College women's lacrosse team lost to Lasell College, 9-6, on Tuesday evening at the Walter M. Katz Field. The loss drops the Colonels to 0-1 overall while the Lancers improve to 1-0 on the season.
Junior Kelly Parker (Branford, Conn.) led the Colonels in points with three on two goals and an assist. Junior Malorie Knowlton (Norfolk, Mass.) finished with two points on two tallies. Senior Alexis Cran ((Branford, Conn.) led the team in draw controls with four, ground balls with five and caused turnovers with four.
Lasell was led by senior Tayler Dooley (Barnstable, Mass.) who had two goals and a helper for three points and sophomore Taylor Yandow (Moretown, Vt.) who also had three points on a tally and two assists.
Curry jumped out to an early 1-0 lead just 1:56 into the game. Parker sent junior Lauren Carroll (Providence, R.I.) for her lone goal on the day. Knowlton extended the early lead to two just three minutes later as she carried the ball all alone for the unassisted tally. Lasell went on a three goal spree in a two-minute span. The first was 14 seconds after Knowltons. The Lancers won the draw and freshman Riley Musial (Clinton, Conn.) earned her first collegiate goal. Senior Ashlee Pechulis (Westfield, Mass.) followed only 15 seconds later on her own unassisted goal to tie the game. Freshman Jordan McComb (Cumberland, R.I.) netted her first collegiate score at the 23:29 minute mark off a feed from Yandow to take the lead. The score remained 3-2 in favor of Lasell for 16 minutes. With 7:13 showing on the clock the teams traded goals with the Colonels firing one in first. Knowlton netted her second off an assist from senior Hanna Peper (Wayland, Mass.). The Lasers answered back two minutes later after senior Bridget Doherty (Franklin, Mass.) sent sophomore Danielle Chambrelli (Cheshire, Conn.). Junior Rachael Lawrence (Hanover, Mass.) tied the score at 4-4 after rolling the crease. Lasell however regained the lead with 1:42 left in the period to head into halftime up, 5-4. Doherty tallied her lone goal unassisted.
The Colonels came out strong to start the second period as they netted back-to-back goals to take back a one goal advantage. Parker netted the first unassisted and her second off an assist from senior goalie Annie Douglas (Manchester, N.H.). Douglas made a save and cleared the ball to the 50 yard-line. Parker made the catch and ran straight to net without having to dodge a defender. Unfortunately those would be the last tallies Curry would get. Lasell scored four goals in the final 16 minutes for the 9-6 win. The Lasers earned scores from McComb off a pass from Dooley followed by an unassisted net by Yandow. Despite the Colonels solid defense while causing turnovers they struggled to put the ball in the back of the net. At 3:38 Musial fed Dooley a feed that sealed the victory. After the Lasers took control of the ball they were able to stall and run out the clock. With 19 seconds left Dooley got her second on the day with Yandow earning the assist.
Douglas recorded nine saves in net for the Colonels. The Lasers junior goalkeeper, Bridget Delaney (Weymouth, Mass.) played in net for the first half making two stops before giving way to classmate Brooke Bergeron (Swampscott, Mass.) who made just one save in the second half.
Curry is next in action when they travel to Salem State on Thursday, March 10 at 4:00 p.m. Lasell plays next on Saturday, March 5 when they travel to Emerson College for a 1:00 p.m. game start.