EWING, N.J. – The Endicott women's lacrosse team traveled to the campus of The College of New Jersey to face No. 16 William Smith in the first round of the NCAA DIII tournament this afternoon. The Gulls were ultimately handed an 18-8 loss.
The Herons took an early 1-0 lead in the first minutes of the game but the Gulls responded with two goals from Meghan Dutchyshyn (Cheshire, Conn.) and one tally from Olivia Larson (Cheshire, Conn.) to gain a 3-1 advantage.
Williams Smith then went on an eight-goal run before Endicott's Allie Lawlor (York, Maine) found the back of the net with 22 seconds remaining in the first half to cut the deficit to 9-4 heading into halftime.
Endicott saw goals in the second half from Lawlor, Jennifer Lacroix (Wrentham, Mass.) and Jackie Healy (Northborough, Mass.) but it wasn't enough as the Herons went on to an 18-8 victory.
BEYOND THE BOX SCORE
- Bella Rino (Northborough, Mass.) got the start in net and recorded seven saves. Alexandra Rose (East Lyme, Conn.) finished out the game and made five stops.
- Dutchyshyn, Lawlor, and Lacroix led the Endicott offense with two goals each.
- Lawlor and Gabriella Prisco (West Haven, Conn.) each recorded three caused turnovers during the contest.
FOR THE FOES
- William Smith now leads the all-time series 1-0.
- Melissa Moore (Dedham, Mass.) recorded a team-high seven goals and one assist for eight points on the afternoon.
- Jules Kennedy (Winthrop, Mass.) improved to 12-2 on the season and made one save. Olivia Hofmann (Oshawa, Ontario) came in during the second half and recorded two saves.
Game recap courtesy of the Endicott Sports Information Department.
2018 NCAA Division III Women's Lacrosse Tournament Schedule
First Round – Saturday, May 12
(Hosted by TCNJ – Ewing Township, N.J.)
No. 16 William Smith def. Endicott, 18-8 | BOX
ABOUT THE COMMONWEALTH COAST CONFERENCE
The Commonwealth Coast Conference (CCC), founded in 1984, is an NCAA Division III athletic conference comprised of ten full member and four associate member institutions throughout the New England region. Its membership aims to provide student-athletes with a positive experience in their pursuit of excellence through high academic standards, quality competition, and a meaningful student life. The conference administers championships in 18 intercollegiate sports.