MILTON, Mass. – In a Commonwealth Coast Conference match-up in women's lacrosse on Wednesday afternoon, Curry College lost to Endicott College, 17-7. The loss drops the Colonels to 9-8 overall and 3-5 in the CCC. The Gulls improve to 12-3 on the year and 7-1 in the CCC.
Endicott took an early 2-0 lead before Curry would notch two of their own to tie the game. In the opening minutes Freshman Emily Whitney (Rye, N.H.) started the scoring for the Gulls with back to back goals with help from senior Callie Murphy (Woburn, Mass.) and junior Katie Tierney (South Hadley, Mass.). The Colonels fired back as freshman Alli Schoff (Berwick, Maine) earned a pair of goals one on a free position shot and one off a pass from senior Haley Carey (New Milford, Conn.). Endicott went on to score five straight goals to take back the lead with 17:08 remaining to play. Murphy netted the first with an assist from freshman Meghan Lennon (Canton, Mass.). Six minutes later junior Kirsten Thor (Longmeadow, Mass.) tallied an unassisted goal making it a 4-2 score. Whitney and Murphy finished up the spree as Whitney posted her third goal of the game followed by back to back goals by Murphy as the Gulls took a 7-2 lead. Schoff ended the scoring lull for Curry as she hit her third goal of the game with help from senior Mel Brickey (Chelmsford, Mass.). To close up the half Whitney tallied her fourth goal of the game on a man-up opportunity with help from junior Siri Mason (Williamstown, Mass.) as the Gulls took the 8-3 lead entering halftime.
The second half was a tighter match in the opening 15 minutes, but Endicott paved through taking a 9-4 edge. Senior Rachel Campos (Shrewsbury, Mass.) opened up the half with her first goal of the game at the 28:24 mark. Brickey and Schoff made their second combo play making it a 9-4 score in Gulls favor less than 20 seconds later. Lennon posted her first goal of the game off a free position shot, but Schoff was determined to get the Colonels closer on the scoreboard as she nailed her fourth goal of the game to cut the lead to five. Endicott rallied with two straight goals from Murphy and Whitney. Schoff answered back as she tallied her fifth and final goal of the game to compete with Whitney for points making it a 12-6 score. Four minutes later, junior Ellie Clayman (Beverly, Mass.) recorded her first goal of the game off a free position shot followed by a second goal by Campos. Freshman Emily Cutting (Ferrisburgh, Vt.) tallied the last goal of the short rally to take a 15-7 lead. In the final three minutes of play Brickey found the back of the net for the seventh Colonel goal of the contest but it was not enough as the lead would just increase with a fifth goal from Murphy and a second goal from Clayman to give the Gulls a 17-7 decision.
Curry was led by Schoff who netted five goals and chipped in with an assist for six points. Endicott was led by Murphy who tallied five goals and helped on two for seven points.
Junior goaltender Christina Wallis (Peabody, Mass.) made four saves in 41:36 minutes allowing 11 goals. Sophomore Annie Douglas (Manchester, N.H.) finished the game in net making two stops and allowing six goals. Senior Ryan Socolow (Westford, Mass.) made six saves in net for Endicott in the win.
Curry will travel to Gordon College on Saturday, April 26 for the CCC Quarterfinal game. Endicott will see the field next on Wednesday, April 30 as they look to host the semifinal round of the CCC tournament.