HENNIKER, N.H. – A period of ten-unanswered goals in the first half by the hosts was key in sending Green Mountain College to a 16-5 defeat at the hands of University of Maine at Farmington in North Atlantic Conference (NAC) women's lacrosse action on Friday night at Don Melander Field.
Aside from that period of ten-straight goals by UMaine-Farmington, the Eagles played the Beavers almost evenly being outscored just 6-5.
Rhi Jackson scored all four of her goals during the 10-goal streak for UMF while Carly Raymond recorded two goals and two assists during that stretch. The Beaver duo led the hosts with a combined eight goals and two assists. Jackson added six groundballs, three draw controls and three caused turnovers. Jaclyn Langevin supplemented the offense with a goal and three assists while Alaina Storey posted a pair of goals to go with five groundballs, three draw controls and three caused turnovers.
Green Mountain (1-9, 1-6 NAC) was led by Rachel Aramburu and Sophya Fuccione who each tallied a pair of goals and three draw controls. Keeley Titus was the other Eagle marksman while also recording four groundballs and two draw controls.
Danielle Conway opened the scoring just 16 seconds into the game converting a feed from Langevin. An unassisted goal from Raymond at 25:03 put the hosts up 2-0 before Aramburu's first goal cut the deficit to 2-1 with nearly 10 minutes expired.
UMF (7-3, 5-2 NAC) stood tall defensively for the next ten minutes not allowing a goal while also converting on ten scoring opportunities to open its lead to 12-1 with 9:23 to go in the first.
Aramburu's second of the game on a free position shot ended the run, but the Beavers' goal by Samantha Cross with only 27 seconds left in the frame sent the Eagles into halftime down 13-2.
The second period saw both teams score three goals apiece in an evenly matched stanza. Keeley converted on her opportunity 1:30 into the period to cut the lead to 13-3 before UMF reeled off three-straight goals. Fuccione scored both of her goals in the final seven minutes of action to close out the scoring on the night.
Samantha Bickford and Heather Boland split the netminding duties evenly for the Beavers with Bickford picking up the win with three saves. Boland played the second half making one stop. Chelsea Wimble took the loss for the Eagles after making seven saves on the night.
Green Mountain returns home for senior day Saturday as it hosts Thomas at 1 p.m.