NEW LONDON, Conn. – The Connecticut College women's lacrosse team fell to No. 7 Tufts by a 20-4 score on Saturday afternoon at Silfen Field.
Tufts (7-1, NESCAC 4-0) scored seven unanswered goals before the midway point of the opening half, which included netting four in less than four minutes, and never looked back. Sophomore Kate Bermingham (Amherst, N.H.) put the Camels on the board at the 14:43 mark when she finished a pass from Julia Loesch (Charlotte, N.C.) to make it 7-1, but that was as close as the hosts would come. Annie Sullivan scored on a free position attempt to begin running the clock with the 10-goal rule in effect at the 2:31 mark of the first half, as the Jumbos had more than enough insurance early on to remain undefeated in NESCAC play.
Margaret Chase and Caroline Nowack led a group of 12 players who recorded at least a point for Tufts, which outshot its opponent by a 39-10 margin, had a 19-9 advantage in ground balls and won 15 of the 25 draw controls. Nowack scored four goals, while Chase added three goals and an assist. Lily Baldwin won eight draws and caused two turnovers, and Audrey Evers turned away four shots to pick up the win between the pipes.
Connecticut College (3-6, NESCAC 0-5) got strong contributions from Jamie Navoni (Natick, Mass.), Caitlin Mahoney (Wellesley, Mass.) and Loesch on the field. Navoni won six draws, Mahoney caused two turnovers and picked up two ground balls, and Loesch finished with one goal to go along with two assists. Senior Megan Mullin (Sudbury, Mass.) made 11 saves between the posts.
The Camels will next travel to face nationally-ranked Trinity on Wednesday, Apr. 4 at 7:00 p.m.