NORTH DARTMOUTH, Mass. – Senior Kalie Judd (Peabody, Mass.) recorded a career-high nine points Saturday afternoon as the Plymouth State University women’s lacrosse team powered past the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth, 19-5, in the Little East Conference opener for both schools at Cressy Field.
Judd notched five goals and added four assists and sophomore Jenn Foley (Tewksbury, Mass.) scored a career-best five goals to lead PSU to the win. Senior Kerry D’Ambroise (Lowell, Mass.) contributed three goals for the Panthers and sophomore Brianna Davis (Framingham, Mass.) chipped in with two goals and three assists. It was Plymouth State’s highest scoring output since a 20-7 victory over Western Connecticut in 2007.
Davis and Judd scored early goals for PSU and freshman Caitlin Swanson (Holderness, N.H.) followed with back-to-back strikes to put the visitors up by four goals 10 minutes into the game. Senior Liz Stapleton (Wakefield, Mass.) put the Corsairs on the board, but PSU rattled off six unanswered goals, two each from Foley and Judd and one apiece from Davis and D’Ambroise, to go up 10-1 en route to a 12-2 halftime lead. Plymouth State also scored six unanswered goals in the second half to put the game away.
Senior Morgan Lemmon (Gilford, N.H.) and sophomore Ally Baribault (Middle Haddam, Conn) split time in the Panther goal, Lemmon making four saves in the first half and Baribault making two stops in the second half. Sophomore Britney Chiles (North Andover, Mass.) led the Panthers with four draw controls, and Davis and Chiles each picked up three ground balls.
PSU, 3-2 overall and 1-0 in the LEC, is off until next Saturday when they visit Eastern Connecticut State University for a key LEC match-up, followed by the home opener on Sunday, Apr. 11, against Thomas College. UMD, 2-2 overall and 0-1 in the LEC, hosts Salve Regina on Tuesday.
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