BRIDGEWATER, Mass. – Junior midfielder Elizabeth Ettridge (Marshfield, Mass.) scored a career-high seven goals and added an assist to lead the Bridgewater State University women's lacrosse team to a decisive 20-8 Massachusetts State Collegiate Athletic Conference (MASCAC) victory over visiting Worcester State University on Saturday.
April 14, 2018
Score: Bridgewater State 20, Worcester State 8
Records: Bridgewater State (8-5, 2-1 MASCAC) | Worcester State (6-6, 1-2 MASCAC)
Worcester State's Mackenzie Little (Marlborough, Mass.) scored the first tally of the afternoon. Though, Bridgewater State reacted with a 5-0 run to take the lead. The Bears kept attacking and led by a score of 11-5 at the break.
Bridgewater State extended its lead to seven to start the second half, but Little scored once again for the Blue and Gold to keep the game within six. Another run by the hosts, five minutes into the second half, pushed their advantage up to 10. The Bears concluded the game with the biggest lead of the game, at 20-8.
INSIDE THE NUMBERS
- Sophomore attack Victoria McDonough (Marshfield, Mass.) added four goals and three assists for the Bears, while senior attack Gabby Reinold (Braintree, Mass.) contributed three goals and three assists.
- Freshman attack Lacey Dinning (Oak Bluffs, Mass.) came off the bench to pot three goals and freshman attack Emily Hiller (Marion, Mass.) checked in with a goal and three helpers.
- Sophomore goalkeeper Hayley Barner (Westwood, Mass.) made 11 saves to record her eighth win of the season between the pipes for the Bears.
- Freshman netminder Chloe O'Brien (Sturbridge, Mass.) turned aside 11 shots in the setback for the Lancers.
- BSU junior midfielder Lisa Moynihan (Norwood, Mass.) and Worcester State's Little registered eight draw controls apiece to lead all players. The Lancer finished with a 15-12 advantage in draws.
- Senior midfielder Haley Riley (Wakefield, Mass.) caused five turnovers and corralled four ground balls to highlight the Bears' defense, while senior defender Rachel Beers (Lexington, Mass.) forced a turnover and picked up a pair of ground balls. Riley also dished out an assist.
- Little scored four goals to pace the Worcester offense, and senior attack Alexis Vecchiarelli (Agawam, Mass.) added a pair of markers.
- The Bears held a 37-24 shot advantage, including a 23-10 edge in the first half.
Worcester State returns home on Tuesday (Apr. 17) to host MCLA in a 7 p.m. MASCAC matchup.
Release Courtesy of Bridgewater State Sports Information