No. 17 Women’s Lacrosse Shoots Past Franklin Pierce 19-10

 Allie Collins

THE BASICS:

- Score: No. 17 Assumption 19, Franklin Pierce 10

- Records: Assumption (11-4, 7-4 NE10), Franklin Pierce (6-8, 3-8 NE10)

- Location: Rindge, N.H.                                                                                                                   

- The Lead: Assumption overcame a slow start and scored seven straight goal over the final 15 minutes of the first half to take control on the way to a 19-10 victory over Franklin Pierce on Thursday afternoon to earn the team's school-record 11th win of the season.

HOW IT HAPPENED:

- Sarah Reilly (Fairfield, Conn. / Fairfield-Warde) put Assumption in front just 34 seconds into the contest and Jill Good (North Andover, Mass. / North Andover) made it 2-0 less than two minutes later. Franklin Pierce responded with a 4-1 burst over a ten-minute span to grab a 4-3 lead with 15:45 left in the first half.

- Good evened the score 4-4 with 13:07 left and Assumption responded with the next six goals to take a 10-4 lead, including a pair from Kailyn Hart (Cohoes, N.Y. / Shaker) and Callie Dwyer (Merrimack, N.H. / Merrimack). The Ravens scored with 38 seconds left in the half but still trailed 10-5 at the break.

- Reilly tallied back-to-back goals in the opening seven minutes of the second to push the Hound lead to 12-5. Franklin Pierced scored a goal at 20:21, but consecutive goals by Hart and one more by Reilly made it a 15-6 contest with 14 minutes left in regulation. The Ravens scored three in a row to pull within six, however, the Hounds finished with four of the final five goals for a 19-10 victory.

INSIDE THE NUMBERS:

- Assumption outshot Franklin Piece 38-32 in the contest and won more draw controls (16-15) while picking up eight more ground balls (26-18). The Hounds also had eight caused turnovers.

- Reilly scored five goals with one assist and six draw controls to pace the offense while Hart also had six points on four goals and two assists. Emily Spath (Franklin, Mass. / Franklin) chipped three goals and two assists while Dwyer had three goals and one helper.

- Defensively, Marran Oakman (Kennebunk, Maine / Kennebunk) had seven draws with two ground balls, while Haley Rose (Wading River, N.Y. / Shoreham Wading River) added three ground balls and two caused turnovers. In net, Allie Collins (Natick, Mass. / Natick) made a career-high 14 saves with ten goals allowed to earn the win. Megan Bacik took the loss as she gave up 16 goals and made 11 stops in 55 minutes.

- Assumption's win was the 11th of the season, setting a new single-season record for victories and breaking the old mark of ten which was set in 2015. Reilly also set a new single season record for draws as she pushed her season total to 85, breaking the previous record of 81. She also became the second player in program history to reach 250 career points, joining Amy McNeil who had 257.

UP NEXT:

- Assumption returns to action on Wednesday when the team travels to play Southern Connecticut at 4 p.m.

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