Tingley increases point streak to 55 games
PROVIDENCE, R.I. – Seniors Megan Tingley (Natick, Mass.) and Sam Sullivan (Canton, Mass.) continued their recent scoring dominance after combining for six goals and three assists as Plymouth State University routed Rhode Island College, 16-1, in a Little East Conference (LEC) women's lacrosse game at Alumni Field on Saturday afternoon.
The win improves the Panthers to 6-3 overall and 2-0 in the LEC, while the Anchorwomen drop to 1-6 and 0-2 in conference play.
Tingley got the scoring going early for Plymouth State after controlling the opening draw and scoring her 29th goal of the season eleven seconds into the game. Three minutes later, Tingley would pick up her second point of the afternoon after setting up senior Merissa Milano (North Reading, Mass.) for her second goal of the season.
After Tingley tallied her second goal of the game six minutes into play, the Panthers would score three more goals in two and a half minutes thanks to a free position shot and even strength goal from senior midfielder Caity O'Leary (Gloucester, Mass.) and a man-down goal by sophomore Sam Fiore (Merrimac, Mass.). Plymouth State would finish the first half outscoring RIC 10-0 and holding a 27-6 shot advantage.
The Panthers would add three more goals to start the second half, increasing the lead to 13-0, before senior Alasondra Apici (Providence, R.I.) broke up the shutout with her team-best 11th goal of the season for the Anchorwomen. Sullivan, sophomore Sydney Dubois (Goffstown, N.H.) and Tingley were responsible for the three Panthers' scores.
PSU closed out the blowout with three more goals in the final eight minutes. Sullivan found the back of the cage for her third of the day, Dubois added her second and Milano capped the scoring with her second of the day with under a minute to go.
Eight different Panthers found the back of the net and PSU outshot Rhode Island by a 41-11 margin.
Tingley finished with three goals and two assists, extending her point streak to 55 consecutive games dating back to March, 2015. Sullivan had a hat trick of her own and added an assist. The dynamic scoring tandem has combined for 59 goals and 21 assists on the year.
Milano, Dubois, O'Leary and junior Sarah Thompson (Hooksett, N.H.) all scored twice for the Panthers. Dubois added four ground balls and four draw controls, as freshman Faye Brown (Londonderry, N.H.) picked up four ground balls. Sullivan led the team with four caused turnovers.
Senior Clarissa Foote (Weare, N.H.) picked up her fifth win of the season, improving to 5-3 for the Panthers after stopping all three shots she faced. Junior Emilee Wargo (Madison, Conn.) came in to lock down the second half.
Junior Julia Eaton (Cumberland, R.I.) dropped to 1-6 with 18 saves against the Panthers. Senior Jessica Trautman (Narragansett, R.I.) led the team with four draw controls and three caused turnovers.
The Panthers held a 31-19 advantage in ground balls and a 12-6 margin in draw controls. PSU finished 2-of-3 on free position shots, while stopping the Anchorwomen in both of their attempts.
The Panthers return home to face Bridgewater State University for a non-conference game on Tuesday (Apr. 10). Game time is slated for 4:00 p.m.
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