Score: Endicott 17, Emerson 9
Records: Emerson Lions (5-8, 3-2 NEWMAC) ; Endicott Gulls (10-3, 6-0 CCC)
Location: Beverly, Mass. (Hempstead Stadium)
Date: April 15, 2017
The Lead: On its first trip to Endicott, the Emerson women's lacrosse team suffered a 17-9 non-conference loss to the Gulls on Saturday afternoon where senior Meredith Weber (West Caldwell, N.J.) and freshman Jenna Tomsky (Clinton, N.J.) each notched three goals for the Lions.
HOW IT HAPPENED
- Endicott banged out the first five goals to take a commanding 5-0 lead before Emerson notched a free-position goal from Tomsky to cut the lead down to 5-1 at 18:20.
- The Gulls countered for the half's next seven goals that kicked off with a pair of nets from Emily Whitney and two goals from Meghan Dutchyshyn to put the score at 12-1.
- Weber dished her first goal of the game at 1:59 of the opening half to cut the deficit to 12-2 before Dutchyshyn closed the half out with the Gulls 13th net with 50 seconds on the clock.
- Emerson and Endicott traded off goals within the second half as the Lions outscored the Gulls, 7-4.
- A goal from Meghan Lennon three minutes into the second half set off Endicott's scoring and pushed its lead at 14-2.
- Emerson answered with the next three goals that started with a free-position net from freshman Sophia Gripari (London, United Kingdom), followed by Weber and an unassisted net from junior Megan Messuri (Stoneham, Mass.) to put the Lions within single digits at 14-5.
- Whitney bumped Endicott's lead back to 10 at 16-6 before a net from Tomsky put the Lions back within nine at 15-6, but Whitney tacked on her fifth goal to put the Gulls up 17-6.
- Gripari's second goal of the game kicked off a string off three Emerson nets within the final 5:53 of the second half.
- Tomsky found the back of the net for the third time to bring the Lions within nine at 17-8 as Weber capped off the game with her third goal at 1:05 to cut the score down to 17-9.
INSIDE THE NUMBERS
- Weber and Tomsky found the back of the net three times for Emerson, while Weber scooped up four ground balls, won seven draw controls and caused five turnovers.
- Gripari added two nets and one assist for Emerson.
- Junior goalkeeper Kristina Modica (East Moriches, N.Y.) made six saves and allowed 13 goals before she was relieved by freshman Sofia Naumovski (Yorba Linda, Calif.) in the second half.
- Whitney paced Endicott with five goals and two assists for seven points, while Lennon put up four goals and four assists for eight points.
- Maura Grady moved to 4-3 and recorded two saves through 30 minutes between the pipes for the Gulls as Bella Rino manned the net in relief with five saves.
- Endicott held the 15-13 ground ball advantage, as well as in draw controls (17-11) and shots (26-23).
- The Gulls finished 10-for-16 in clears and 4-for-6 in free positon shots, while the Lions went 6-for-12 in clears and 2-for-8 on free position opportunities.
- Emerson wraps up its 2017 home schedule against Wellesley on Wednesday, April 19 at 6:00 p.m.
- Endicott welcomes Curry in its CCC home finale on Wednesday, April 19 at 3:00 p.m.
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