Vassar 13 Connecticut College 12 Balzotti Nets Five Goals for Camels

Vassar 13 Connecticut College 12 Balzotti Nets Five Goals for Camels

POUGHKEEPSIE, N.Y. (March 22, 2017) — Tessa Waters capped a six-point performance with a free-position goal with 21 seconds remaining to lift the Vassar College women's lacrosse team (3-2) over Connecticut College (0-4) at Weinberg Field on Wednesday, 13-12. 

Waters (4g, 2a) was one of six Brewers to tally at least a point. Storm Sideleau scored four goals, while Julia Trudell added a hat trick. Phoebe Hankins and Amelia Revoir each netted a goal, while Brittany Boticelli dished out an assist.

Phoebe Hankins won a game-best four draw controls, adding two created turnovers as well. Goalkeeper Kristin Caolo also created two turnovers and picked up a team-high three ground balls.

Caolo earned the win for Vassar with seven saves in the second half, while Megan Mullin took the loss for Connecticut College with five stops in the final 30 minutes. VC's Emily Chancey made four saves and Connecticut College's Meghan Raskin made three in the first half. 

Tina Balzotti paced the Camels with five goals, while Jamie Navoni added four points on two goals and a pair of assists. Hannah Donegan (2g, 1a) added three points and Julia Loesch had (1g, 1a) added two, while Lacey Hale and Kirby Heffrin both netted one. 

The Camels outshot the Brewers 29-26 overall and 23-21 in shots-on-goal, winning the ground ball battle 24-12 and the draw control battle 15-12. However, Vassar took six free-position shots to Connecticut College's three, which ultimately made the difference down the stretch after 10 ties and four lead changes. 

Sideleau and Trudell netted two of the first three goals of the game before the Camels ripped off a 6-2 run for a 7-4 lead with about seven minutes remaining in the first half. Sideleau broke up the burst with back-to-back goals about midway through the period. 

The Brewers ended the half with momentum, as Hankins and Rivoir netted back-to-back goals, before carrying that momentum in the second stanza. 

Waters opened the new period with an unassisted score to level the game at 7-all. After Sideleau broke up a pair of Connecticut College goals, Waters netted two straight to put VC back on top, 10-9. 

The sides exchanged goals the rest of the way. Trudell completed the hat trick with a pair of goals before Waters gave the Brewers the lead for good with a free-position goal in the waning seconds, 13-12.