BOSTON, Mass. – A second-half surge from the Monks of St. Joseph's proved to be too much for the Emerson Women's Lacrosse Team to handle Saturday afternoon in a tough 9-6 loss. The Lions are now 2-3 on the year and 0-1 in conference play while SJM improves to 3-2 overall and 1-0 in GNAC action.
The first half saw the Monks take the early first lead off Macy Pagurko's goal in the third minute of action. After that the Lions stepped up to the challenge, scoring four unanswered goals to crank out a 4-1 lead.
EC shared the wealth in the assault with four different Lions netting goals as Emerson outshot the Monks 13-to-10 in the half while both goalies put up five saves apiece. SJM wasn't done yet though as they surged in the final eight minutes of the half with three unanswered goals of their own to head into the break with Emerson up 4-3.
The second half started with the Monks knotting the score at four in the fourth minute with Kat Gadbois putting away a free position shot. The Lions answered after a yellow card by the Monks gave them an advantage as Tayllar Righini blazed through the defense for an unassisted goal to make it 5-5.
After that penalties started racking up on the Lions as they collected four yellow cards in the half. The Monks struck at the Lions with four straight goals, one on an advantage from a yellow card. The Lions couldn't seem to recoup and find their rhythm in the half as SJM edged away with a 9-6 final.
Next up, the Lions will travel to Wenham, Mass. on Tuesday for a 7 p.m. match-up against the Gordon Fighting Scots.