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Women’s Lacrosse Drops NESCAC Match to No. 7 Tufts

Erin Martin

MEDFORD, Mass. – The Connecticut College women's lacrosse team fell to No. 7 Tufts by a 21-7 score on Saturday afternoon at Bello Field. 

Tufts (8-0, NESCAC 4-0) scored the first six goals led from start to finish. The Jumbos were 5-of-13 on free positions in the opening half and converted three during the stretch, beginning with a Dakota Adamec strike at the 27:28 mark and a Maddie Norman marker with 15:56 remaining. Meghan Corcoran (West Hartford, Conn.) put the Camels on the board just before the midway point, but their hopes of making a comeback before the break were quickly thwarted when Adamec scored another free position just 34 seconds later.

The Jumbos led 12-5 at recess and quickly extended their lead to twin figures to keep the clock running by netting three straight to start the second half. Connecticut College came no closer than nine the rest of the way, as the hosts were able to end the game on a 5-0 run.

Colette Smith found the back of the net five times to lead the way for Tufts, which had a 40-22 advantage in total shots and won 21 of the 30 draws. Courtney Grygiel tallied four assists, and Norman won eight draws. Audrey Evers picked up the win despite only making three saves and surrendering five goals in the first half.

Sophomore Hannah Lombard (Ipswich, Mass.) and Navoni paced Connecticut College by finishing with three goals and one assist apiece. Navoni also won four draw controls. Senior Jackie Cooney (San Rafael, Calif.) scooped up four ground balls, and sophomore netminder Nina Fazio (East Longmeadow, Mass.) turned away eight shots in the setback.

Connecticut College (3-6, NESCAC 0-5) returns home to host No. 9 Trinity on Wednesday evening at 6:30 p.m.