April 5, 2014

Women's Lacrosse: Blue Jays Cruise Past AMCATS, 18-2

Paxton, Mass. – Sophomore Emily Adriaansen (Pepperell, Mass.) scored both AMCAT goals, her second multi-goal effort of the season, in an 18-2 loss to visiting University of Saint Joseph in a Great Northeast Athletic Conference matchup at AMCAT Field. The AMCATS fall to 0-8 (0-6 GNAC) on the season while the Blue Jays improve to 3-4 (2-2 GNAC) overall.

The Blue Jays were led by junior Dayna Gambino's (Newington, Conn.) nine points (7 goals, 2 assists). Senior Erika Leitao (Southington, Conn.) and junior Rachel Foster (Newington, Conn.) had big offensive days as well, collecting eight points apiece.  Leitao and Foster each had four goals and four assists. 

Sophomore Bridget Larsen (Hull, Mass.) posted her highest save total of the season, stopping twenty-three shots for Anna Maria.  Saint Joseph goalie Anne Pitoniak (West Haven, Conn.) made four saves in net for the Blue Jays, posting her second win of the season. 

Sophomore Brittany Jackson (Mamaroneck, NY) and Katherine Landanno (Winchendon, Mass.) each collected four ground balls for the AMCATS.  Jackson led the team with four shots on goal.

Dayna Gambino opened the scoring for Saint Joseph, capitalizing on a feed from Rachel Foster twenty-six seconds into the contest.  The Blue Jays ripped off three more goals before Emily Adriaansen answered for the AMCATS, cutting the lead to 4-1.  Saint Joseph continued to dominate the offensive side of the ball, taking a 12-2 lead into the half. 

The Blue Jays scored six more goals throughout the second half as they cruised to an 18-2 win.

Anna Maria returns to action on Tuesday when they travel to Vermont to battle GNAC rival Norwich University at 7:00 PM.