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April 14, 2013

Roos Bounce Eagles in Non-Conference Play

CANTON, N.Y. - Freshman Keeley Rice produced a season-high 10 points and sophomore Tressa Goolden collected seven points helping the SUNY Canton women's lacrosse team to a 17-8 win over Green Mountain College Sunday afternoon in Canton.

Rice tossed in four goals and set up six others, while Goolden notched a game-high five goals to go along with two assists, as the Roos snapped a two-game slide and evened their record at 5-5.

Freshman Megan Poupore added three goals and one assist.  Junior Brooke Knight scored twice.  Sophomore Devyn Hutcheson contributed a goal and an assist, and freshman Caitlin Lavoie and sophomore Roxana Guerra each scored once.

Green Mountain took its only lead of the game when Corinne Colpitts (Groveland, Mass.) scored the first goal of the day 2:25 into the opening half from a Bryanna Astor (Milltown, N.J.) feed.  Poupore tied the game off a pass from Rice with 26:09 on the clock starting a run of three straight SUNY Canton goals that pushed the home team ahead 3-1.  Johanna Douglas (Essex, Conn.) struck twice to help the Eagles tied the game 3-3, but the Roos closed the first half with four unanswered goals from Poupore, LaVoie, Rice, and Goolden to lead 7-3 at halftime.

Hutcheson and Rice tallied unassisted goals in the first five minutes of the second half to open a 9-3 SUNY Canton advantage.  After Douglas scored again for Green Mountain to close the gap to 9-4, Guerra scored off a free position shot and Knight finished a pass from Rice to help the Roos open a seven-goal lead at 11-4. 

The Eagles did pull within five goals when Colpitts and Douglas scored three minutes apart with under 10 minutes remaining in the game, but the Roos fired in four straight goals over the final six minutes of the half, capped off by Goolden's fifth goal to win their third game at home this season.

Alyssa Altschuler made two saves to earn her fifth win of the season for the Roos, while Virginia Anderson (Silver Spring, Md.) made 19 saves in an impressive effort for the Eagles in defeat.

Douglas finished an outstanding game with four goals and one assist and she also had 13 draw controls and 13 ground balls.  Colpitts ended the day with three goals.

The Eagles will continue their road stretch with their next game on Wednesday, April 17 when they face NAC foe Colby-Sawyer College at 4 p.m.

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