MANCHESTER, N.H. – Sophomore Erin Marshall (Woburn, Mass.) registered a game-high four points and junior Marissa Daly (Marshfield, Mass.) notched the 200th point of her career as the Saint Anselm College women’s lacrosse team recorded a 10-5 victory against Saint Michael’s College on Wednesday afternoon at Grappone Stadium.
The Hawks improve to 10-2, including 7-2 in Northeast-10 play, while the Purple Knights drop to 6-5, 4-5 NE-10. The 10 wins for Saint Anselm match the program record that was set last season.
Marshall scored two goals and handed out two assists, while Daly and classmate Kelly Pickett (Chelmsford, Mass.) each tallied two goals and an assist. Daly became just the fourth Hawk to reach the 200-point plateau with her first point of the contest.
Daly took care of her milestone early, finding the back of the net off a feed from sophomore Caitlin Villareal (Portsmouth, R.I.) just 1:26 in to give the Hawks a 1-0 lead. The game stayed that way until Courtney Piper knotted the score with 20:38 remaining in the opening half.
Daly then set up junior Kaitlyn Stazinski (Pembroke, Mass.) with 16:00 to play, but the Purple Knights again tied it with 12:53 left on a goal from Shannon Murphy. Daly potted her second of the game off a helper from Pickett with 3:07 on the clock and the Hawks brought a 3-2 lead into the break.
Saint Anselm came out of the locker room with a pair of goals from junior Sarah Doherty (Franklin, Mass.) and sophomore Bebe Butts (Windham, Maine) – both set up by Marshall – in the first 2:45 of the second half before Pickett buried a free-position shot to stretch the lead to 6-2 with 19:14 to play in the game.
Steph Bonewald and Kate Boyer tallies pulled the Purple Knights back into it, but the Hawks scored four of the game’s final five goals, including two from Marshall, to seal the victory.
Sophomore goalkeeper Jane Bunn (St. John’s, Fla.) stopped one shot in the first half, while junior Allee Ramzi (Cumberland, R.I.) made a save in the second half. Casey Curtin tallied four saves for Saint Michael’s.
Saint Anselm outshot Saint Michael’s, 21-10, including 11-4 in the second stanza. The Purple Knights held a 10-7 edge in draw controls. The Hawks were 2-for-3 on their free-position chances, while Saint Michael’s was 1-for-4.
The Hawks return to action Saturday, April 19 at 11 a.m. as they travel to take on Le Moyne College. The next and final regular-season home game for the Hawks is Saturday, April 26 at 1 p.m.