- Score: New Haven, 14, Assumption 6
- Record: New Haven (4-0, 2-0 NE10), Assumption (1-2, 0-1 NE10)
- Location: Worcester, Mass. (Multi-Sport Stadium)
The Lead: No. 11 New Haven broke open a close contest by outscoring Assumption 8-1 over a 20-minute stretch in the first half and that proved to be the difference as the Hounds fell 14-6 to the Chargers on Saturday afternoon in NE10 action.
HOW IT HAPPENED:
- New Haven opened the scoring at 26:52, but the Hounds responded a minute later as Sarah Reilly (Fairfield, Conn. / Fairfield-Warde) tied it on a nice individual effort. The Chargers took a 2-1 at 25:02 and that jumpstarted five consecutive goals to extend their lead to 6-1.
- Freshman Amanda Burns (Billerica, Mass. / Billerica Memorial) ended the run on a free position goal with 10:48 remaining in the half, but New Haven outscored the Hounds 3-1 over the final ten minutes of the half for a 9-3 advantage at the break.
- The Chargers extended their lead to 10-3, before Reilly scored on a free position attempt at 26:22 to pull within six. New Haven scored five minutes later, but goals from Quincy Wilkins (Wilbraham, Mass. / Minnechaug) and Caitlin Graves (Ashland, Mass. / Ashland) made it just 11-6 with 12:56 remaining. The Charger defense did the rest, holding Assumption scoreless while the offense deposited three more goals for a 14-6 win.
INSIDE THE NUMBERS:
- Assumption was outshot 31-22 in the contest while each team grabbed 11 draw controls, including a 6-3 edge for the Hounds in the second half. New Haven did go 6-for-11 on free position attempts while Assumption made 3 of 9.
- Reilly paced the offense with two goals, one assist and two caused turnovers while Wilkins also scored a pair of goals. Jenny Bush (Kennebunk, Maine / Kennebunk) picked up four draw controls while Burns finished with four draws, three ground balls and a goal.
- Hailey Rattigan and Nicole Bellanger each recorded a hat trick for New Have while Jessica Mazliah dished off three assists with a goal.
- Jaclyn Chirco (Hopkinton, Mass. / Hopkinton) took the loss in the net, as she stopped six shots in the first half and finished with 16 saves overall while allowing 13 goals. Gianna Guerra earned the win for New Haven as she made nine stops between the pipes.
-The Hounds are back in action on Tuesday as they travel to face Franklin Pierce at 4:30 pm.