GORHAM, Maine – Sophomore Brianna Davis (Framingham, Mass.) and senior Kerry D'Ambroise (Lowell, Mass.) combined to score 13 goals Tuesday afternoon as Plymouth State University defeated the University of Southern Maine, 18-12, in a Little East Conference women's lacrosse game at Paula D. Hodgdon Field.
The win improves the Panthers' record to 5-4 overall and 2-1 in conference play. The Huskies had their two-game winning streak stopped and fall to 6-7 overall and 0-2 in the conference.
Davis scored a game-high seven goals, including four in the opening half to help the Panthers build a 10-2 lead. D'Ambroise added six goals, five coming in the second half to keep the Huskies at bay. Sophomore Britney Chiles (North Andover, Mass.) and senior Kalie Judd (Peabody, Mass.) scored two goals apiece. Judd had a game-high three assists. In goal, senior Morgan Lemmon (Gilford, N.H.) made 11 stops and sophomore Allie Baribault (Middle Haddam, Conn.) recorded one save.
For USM, freshmen Shelby Turcotte (Lewiston, Maine) and Lauren Santo (Salem, N.H.) had three goals. Freshman Haley Jordan (Falmouth, Maine) added two goals and an assist, and junior Kristy Kendrick (Waterboro, Maine/Massabesic) scored twice. Rookie goalie Samantha Kiesel (Lakeville, Mass./Kents Hill) had nine saves before giving way to junior Rachel Lolley (Gorham, Maine) with 13 minutes to play.
D'Ambroise and Jordan traded goals in the opening 2:05 before Plymouth State went on an
8-0 run over a 21-minute span to build a 9-1 margin. Chiles ignited the outburst converting a free position attempt, and scored the last goal of the run with 2:09 left in the half. In between, Davis netted four goals and Judd scored twice and recorded two assists.
Junior Jess Martineau (Yarmouth, Maine) broke the string of PSU goals finding the net with 1:14 before halftime.
The teams traded goals throughout the second half until USM went on a 5-1 surge to get within five (17-12) when Jordan scored her second goal of the day with 3:55 to play.
Southern Maine hits the road on Saturday (1:00 p.m.) traveling to Eastern Connecticut State University for an LEC match. Plymouth State will play a rescheduled game Thursday at Framingham State College (4:30 p.m.).
(Courtesy of Southern Maine Sports Information)
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