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Lacrosse Surges Past Mount Holyoke 19-7 on Senior Day

Lacrosse wins 19-7 on Senior Day (Frank Poulin Photography)
Lacrosse wins 19-7 on Senior Day (Frank Poulin Photography)

WELLESLEY, Mass. – Blue senior Eleanor Mallett (Berwick, Maine) scored a game-high seven goals to lead Wellesley to a 19-7 victory over Mount Holyoke on senior day at Butler Stadium.

The Blue improve to 4-10 overall and 2-6 in New England Women's and Men's Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) play. Mount Holyoke falls to 1-11 overall and 0-8 in the conference.

Mallett added six draw controls to go along with her seven goals. Senior Izzy Burdick (Scarborough, Maine), sophomore Willa McGough (Plainfield, N.H.), and sophomore Gabrielle Shell (Upper Arlington, Ohio) all recorded a hat trick in the win. Junior Liz Sugg (Palermo, Maine) sent home two goals and senior Zoe Reynolds (Downers Grove, Ill.) added one of her own.

Senior Emma Legacki (Pennington, N.J.) and senior Allie Brown (Burlington, Vt.) led the Lyons offensively, scoring a combined six of the team's seven goals. First year Ella Phillips (Sandwich, Mass.) added the seventh team goal.

The Lyons were able to pounce first with an unassisted goal by Legacki just under five minutes into the contest. Mallett was quick to respond on senior day and scored the first Blue goal of the contest to tie the game at 1-1. She then gave Wellesley the lead less than two minutes later with a free position goal. The Blue would rattle off three more markers in the period and led 5-1. Shell came out firing in the second and scored off a great find by Burdick. The Lyons fought to get one back at the 12:07 mark off an unassisted Phillips goal. The momentum quickly shifted back in favor towards Wellesley as Shell, Burdick, and McGough each recorded a goal and the Blue led 9-2 at the half.

Out of the half, Wellesley netted the first three scores including a goal from Sugg and two from Mallett. Mount Holyoke was able to tally three goals in the quarter, but the Blue held on to a 14-4 advantage heading into the fourth. The Lyons were able to spark the first two goals of the fourth and cut the game to an eight goal deficit. Playing its final game at home, the Blue turned up the intensity and scored five straight to put the game out of reach and hang on to a 19-7 win.

Senior goalkeeper Lorna Li (Taunton, Mass.) turned away seven shots to improve her record to 4-10. First year Emma Tower (Dover, N.H.) made 15 saves for Mount Holyoke. The Blue forced 30 turnovers and outshot the Lyons 47-14.

Wellesley will play its final game of the season on Wednesday, April 27 at MIT starting at 6:00 PM. Mount Holyoke will also play on Wednesday and host Clark at 6:00 PM.