POULTNEY, Vt. – Keeley Titus scored a hat trick, but the Eagles could not prevail as the Green Mountain College women's lacrosse team closed out its 2017 regular season schedule with a 12-6 non-conference loss to Bay Path College on Wednesday afternoon at Eagles Game Field.
Bay Path (5-6) extended its winning streak to three games with the win while Green Mountain's (1-12) losing streak ends at six after the loss.
The Wildcats were led by Dallas Jackson and Elena Helming who each recorded a game-high four goals while Jackson added an assist and Helming recorded four groundballs and three draw controls. Kaylee Herring notched a hat trick and a pair of groundballs.
The Eagles received three groundballs and four draw controls from Titus on top of her three goals while Sophya Fuccione's two goals placed her fourth all-time among freshmen scorers. Rachel Aramburu had a goal and an assist with four groundballs and three draw controls.
The Eagles jumped out in front in the first minute of play as Aramburu tallied an unassisted marker. Jackson responded right away with an unassisted goal of her own. The Eagles' crept back out in front as Fuccione deposited a shot into the back of the net before Herring knotted the game at 2-2 on a free position goal with 13:40 to play in the opening stanza.
Helming scored her first of the day less than a minute later to give the Wildcats a 3-2 lead which held into halftime.
A nifty passing play between Aramburu and Titus on her first goal of the day drew the Eagles even at 3-3 just over a minute into the second period. Bay Path then mustered three unanswered goals to give the visitors a 6-3 lead on a pair of goals from Herring and one from Helming.
Green Mountain would get two more from Titus and one from Fuccione, but the Wildcats outlasted the hosts down the stretch outscoring them 6-3 to solidify the win.
Kristina Tran picked up the win in net for the Wildcats having stopped 11 shots on net. Chelsea Wimble took the loss in net for the Eagles despite making 10 saves giving her 140 on the season which placed her second for saves in a season behind Kelsey Allen's mark of 163 set in 2010. With the 10 saves she did move into the lead for saves in the North Atlantic Conference during regular season play.