Women’s lacrosse wins third straight
Published: Tuesday, March 5, 2013
Updated: Tuesday, March 5, 2013 00:03
The UConn women’s lacrosse team ran its winning streak to three games after defeating Quinnipiac 20-6 Saturday. Ten players scored goals for UConn, including Kacey Pippitt and Katherine Finkleston, who had four goals each. It was Finkleston’s first collegiate hat trick.
Quinnipiac took the lead when Chelsea Guerrera scored the first goal of the game three minutes into the match. With 27:04 left, UConn and Quinnipiac were tied with two goals each. Within two minutes, UConn’s Catherine Gross, Kacey Pippitt, Katherine Finkleston, Carly Palmucci and Alexandra Crofts scored five consecutive goals to give the Huskies a 7-2 lead. Quinnipiac’s Micaela Tinsley scored a goal with under 11 minutes left in the half bringing the Bobcats to three goals scored in the first half. By the end of the first half, Finkleston scored two more goals along with Chelsea Hauswirth, Karaline Smith and Ally Fazio who each scored a goal to help the Huskies lead 12-4.
UConn came out with great intensity at the beginning of the second half. Pippitt scored a goal within a mere twelve seconds into the half. After just 17 seconds, Pippitt scored again, giving UConn a 14-4 lead with less than a minute played in the second half. Quinnipiac scored two goals in the second half, yet UConn dominated scoring six more goals after Pippitt’s two in the first minute. Karaline Smith, Pippitt, Finkleston, Hauswirth, and Lauren Kahn all scored goals in the second half, leaving UConn on top at the end of the game 20-6.
UConn dominated all across the field recording eight turnovers, and nineteen draw controls compared to the Bobcats’ eight. UConn also outshot Quinnipiac 37-15. UConn’s goalies Shannon Nee, Brittney Testa , and Marya Fratoni all played in the game recording a total of five saves. Quinnipiac’s goalies Samantha Tilts and Rachel Massicotte had a total of nine saves throughout the game.
UConn’s first home game will be played Wednesday against New Hampshire. The Wildcats have had a rough start to their season, with losses to Hofstra, UMass and Dartmouth. The Huskies will be put to the test in hopes to keep their perfect season alive. The home opener for the team will be played Wednesday March 6, at 3:30 pm on the George J. Sherman Family Sports Complex.