NEW LONDON, N.H. - Freshman Brianna Davis (Framingham, Mass.) recorded season-highs of six goals and eight points Thursday afternoon to lead the visiting Plymouth State University women's lacrosse team past Colby-Sawyer College, 17-13, on Senior Day at Kelsey Field.
Junior Taylor Cambal (West Yarmouth, Mass.) added four goals for the Panthers and freshman Nicole Grover (Yarmouth, Maine) contributed three goals and two assists. Plymouth State has won four of its last five games to complete the regular season with a 5-8 overall record, and awaits its opponent as the third seed next week in the Little East Conference playoffs.
The Chargers finish the regular season with a 3-10 record and will travel to Endicott on Tuesday, April 28 for a TCCC tournament opening round match.
Cambal got the Panthers on the board first with a tally a minute and a half into the game. Both teams jockeyed for field position for the next eight minutes until sophomore Hannah Cullen (Penacook, N.H.) tied the game at 1-1. The first half remained close with multiple ties and lead changes. After a goal from Colby-Sawyer senior Allicia Murphy (No. Bennington, Vt.) tied the game at 4-4, the Panthers closed with another tally from Cambal with under a minute to play.
The first 10 minutes of the second half was a mirror image of the first with three more ties. However, Plymouth State rattled off five straight goals over the next seven minutes to take a commanding 14-9 lead. Davis scored three of her six goals in that stretch. The Chargers would get the lead down to three on a goal from freshman Liz Allen (Holden, Mass.) but could not overcome the deficit.
Allen led the Chargers with four goals. Junior Elaina Kennedy (Sunderland, Mass.) scored three times and Cullen added two goals. Murphy, playing her last home game in front of the Charger faithful, finished with two goals and five draw controls. Freshman Laura Strelis (Arlington, Mass.) scored once and had a game-high seven draw controls.
Junior Kalie Judd (Peabody, Mass.) had a solid game with two goals and a game-high six ground balls, along with four draw controls and six caused turnovers. Freshman Nicole Provencher (Guilford, Conn.) earned the victory in goal for the Panthers with eight saves.
PSU will host an LEC Tournament first-round game Tuesday at Arold Field, with the opponent and game time to be determined.
(Courtesy of Colby-Sawyer Sports Information)
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