MILTON, Mass. – In a Commonwealth Coast Conference match-up in women's lacrosse on Saturday evening, Curry College lost to Roger Williams University, 18-11. The loss drops the Colonels to 8-6 on the year and 2-3 in the CCC while the Hawks improve to 6-7 overall and 4-3 in the league.
Roger Williams netted the first two goals of the contest, the first coming with just 1:29 off the board. Junior Andie Krefsky (Rockville Centre, N.Y.) tallied her first of two goals to get the scoring started. Solid defense by both teams held each other scoreless over the next eight minutes until junior Samantha Davenport (Bethel, Conn.) netted one off a pass from senior Jessica Searl (Glastonbury, Conn.). The Colonels tied the game at two after senior Haley Carey (New Milford, Conn.) scored back to back goals. Freshman Alli Schoff (Berwick, Maine) was credited with one of Carey's nets. The squads traded goals with freshman McKenna Everding (Fayetteville, N.Y.) striking first and senior Kaitlin Cloutier (Montpelier, Vt.) answering back. Junior Deven Machette (Norwalk, Conn.) scored back-to-back tallies to take back a two goal lead with 11:02 remaining to play. The game was tied once again at 5-5 after two Colonel scores came less than a minute apart. Freshman Malorie Knowlton (Norfolk, Mass.) received a pass from senior Mel Brickey (Chelmsford, Mass.) followed by an unassisted net by Cloutier in a man-down situation. Just 28 seconds later Searl was assisted by junior Kelsey Rahilly (East Longmeadow, Mass.). Senior Deanna Monfredo (West Islip, N.Y.) notched the game at six for the fourth tie in the half. The Hawks however regained the two goal advantage to head into the half up 8-6. Roger Williams netted two within 30 seconds off the sticks of Machette and junior Mackenzie Logan (Vernon, N.J.).
Monfredo netted her second of the game just 1:32 in the final period to come within one of the Hawks. Roger Williams struck again after Everding caught Rahilly wide open in front of the net. Sophomore Emma Bolton (Mahwah, N.J.) cut the Hawks lead back to one after she tallied one on a free position shot. Everding assisted Rahilly again and went on to net her own within two minutes of Bolton's strike. Carey and Cloutier earned another score each to bring the score to 11-10 in favor of Roger Williams with 20:15 left to play. Brickey assisted Carey while Carey helped on Cloutiers. That was as close as the Colonels would get to the Hawks as they went on a six-goal run. During the scoring frenzy, Roger Williams got two tallies from Logan and one from Searl, Krefsky, Davenport and junior Kristin Pingree (Georgetown, Mass.). Carey and Machette would each earn their fourth on the night with Carey's coming at the 1:33 left to play and Machette with just eight seconds showing on the clock.
Carey finished with four goals and two assists to lead the Colonels with six points. Brickey and Knowlton each had five draw controls and three caused turnovers. For the Hawks, Rahilly finished with five points on two tallies and three helpers. Logan finished with an impressive 11 draw control wins.
Junior Christina Wallis (Peabody, Mass.) made 13 saves in net for Curry in the loss. Freshman Kimberly Bolk (Port Jefferson Station, N.Y.) also had 13 stops for Roger Williams in the win.
Curry travels to CCC opponent University of New England on Tuesday for a 7:00 p.m. game. Roger Williams hosts Bridgewater State in a non-conference match-up on Thursday also in a 7:00 p.m. game start.