April 2, 2012

Lamagdeleine, Weber Power Women’s Lacrosse Over SCSU, 17-5

Duo combines for 12 points

Lamagdeleine Lamagdeleine had her second five-goal game of the season in Monday's win over SCSU.

RINDGE, N.H. (April 2, 2012) – Junior attacker Ashley Lamagdeleine (Westfield, Mass.) scored a game-high seven points on five goals and two assists on Monday afternoon to lead the Franklin Pierce University women's lacrosse team to a 17-5 victory over Southern Connecticut State in Northeast-10 Conference play at Sodexo Field. Junior midfielder Courtney Weber (Centerport, N.Y.) added three goals and two assists for five points for the Ravens.

With the win, Franklin Pierce improves to 5-3 (3-1 Northeast-10), while Southern Connecticut State falls to 1-9 (0-7 Northeast-10).

The Ravens wasted no time seizing control of the contest, scoring the opening three goals of the game over the first 2:46 on their way to scoring the game's first eight goals in a span of 14:23. Lamagdeleine struck twice and added one of her assists in the opening run, while Weber, freshman attacker Geena Franciosi (South Easton, Mass.) and junior midfielder Mary Kate Stille (North Quincy, Mass.) all added a goal and an assist each.

After SCSU got on the board with junior midfielder Jessica Shaw's 18th goal of the season with 15:06 to play in the first half, Lamagdeleine responded with her 19th of the campaign to kick-start a 4-0 burst for the Ravens over a span of 5:55. Lamagdeleine bookended this spurt, as she capped Franklin Pierce's first-half scoring with her fourth goal of the afternoon to open the lead to 12-1 with 6:33 remaining before halftime.

Though the outcome of the game was pretty much decided by that point, the Ravens left nothing to chance and scored five of the first six goals in the second half to push the lead as high as 17-3. Lamagdeleine added another goal and an assist in the second stanza, while Franciosi scored twice more and freshman attacker Megan Raposa (Tiverton, R.I.) put home her first career goal. SCSU added a pair of goals in the final 6:27 to create the 17-5 final.

After Lamagdeleine and Weber, for Franklin Pierce, Franciosi chipped in 3-1-4, while freshman attacker Madeline Shopshire (Hyannis, Mass.) added three points on two goals and an assist. Stille and junior attacker Melissa Richtel (Castle Rock, Colo.) added a goal and an assist each to round out the Ravens' multiple-point scorers. Defensively, Weber collected six ground balls, while senior defender Kristen Norton (Sandown, N.H.) added six and freshman defender Chelsea Leach (Hamden, Conn.) picked up five. Norton and junior midfielder Lindsey Leach (Hamden, Conn.) led the team with three caused turnovers each.

For SCSU, senior attacker Elaina Heiple (2-0-2) and freshman attacker Erica Sedler (1-1-2) were the only multiple-point scorers on the afternoon. Junior goalkeeper Lynette Martinez and Shaw each scooped up four ground balls for the Owls, while Shaw nabbed six draw controls to lead all players.

Senior goalkeeper Jillian Bolduc (Atkinson, N.H.) made six saves against eight shots on her goal over the first 40 minutes to pick up the win (5-2) in net for Franklin Pierce. Sophomore Jacqueline Jolles (Hamden, Conn.) made three saves against six shots on goal over the final 20 minutes.

Martinez turned aside 15 of the 32 shots on target at her end and suffered the loss (1-9) for Southern Connecticut State.

Franklin Pierce held a 39-18 advantage in shot attempts and a 39-31 edge in ground balls in the game, while Southern Connecticut State posted a 17-7 advantage in draw controls. Franklin Pierce was successful on 22 of its 25 clear attempts (88%) and went 1-for-8 on free-position shots (12.5%). SCSU went 13-24 on clear attempts (54.2%) and 2-for-6 on free-position opportunities (33.3%).

The Ravens returns to the field on Wednesday, April 4, when they remain home to host Stonehill in a Northeast-10 Conference contest. Game time is scheduled for 6 p.m. at Sodexo Field.

For more information on Franklin Pierce Athletics, please visit the official website of Franklin Pierce Athletics (http://athletics.franklinpierce.edu). Also be sure to follow the Ravens through the Department of Athletics' official Facebook page (http://www.facebook.com/FranklinPierceRavens), its YouTube channel (http://www.youtube.com/franklinpiercesports) and its Twitter feed (http://twitter.com/FPUathletics).

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