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Southern Maine Runs Past Husson 20-3

Southern Maine Runs Past Husson 20-3
Junior Jacki Kelly (#6) was one of eight USM players with two or more goals in the Huskies 20-3 win against Husson on Sunday.

            BANGOR, Maine -- The University of Southern Maine women's lacrosse team had eight players score two or more goals en route to a 20-3 victory over the Husson University Eagles in a non-conference game Sunday afternoon at Boucher Field.

            The win improves the Huskies overall record to 7-3.  The Eagles dipped to 3-5.  The game was originally scheduled for March 19, but was rescheduled to Sunday due to a snowstorm.

            Junior Jacki Kelly (Brunswick, Maine) and senior Samantha Purcell (Durham, Maine/Lisbon) led the Huskies scoring parade with three goals apiece.  Senior Lauren Santo (Salem, N.H.), juniors Rosie Forster (Andover, Mass.) and Jenna Cyr (Limerick, Maine/Massabesic), sophomore Nicole LaPlante (South Portland, Maine) and rookies Anh Nguyen (South Portland, Maine) and Shauna Robert (Lyman, Maine/Massabesic) each had two goals.

            Junior Kim Vogel (Sanford, Maine) and freshman Caley Presby (Portland, Maine/Deering) split the goaltending chores for USM with each playing a half.  Vogel had two saves in the opening half while Presby did not record a save in the second.

            Freshman Alissa Fallon (Kennebunk, Maine) had two goals for the Eagles.  Junior Caitlyn Stauffer (Brookfield, Conn.) had the other Husson marker.  Senior Chelsea Kondratowicz (Kingston, N.Y.) made five saves.

            Southern Maine took an early 3-0 lead on goals by Kelly, LaPlante and Purcell.  Fallon would get Husson on the board shortly after Purcell's marker, but USM would run off eight consecutive goals to take an 11-1 advantage into the halftime break.

            Nguyen and Fallon traded goals in the opening four minutes of the second half before USM added another run of eight goals to increase the margin to 20-2.

            Southern Maine will travel to Brunswick, Maine, on Wednesday (7:00 p.m.) to face nationally ranked Bowdoin College.  Husson will be on the road on Wednesday (4:00 p.m.) to play at the University of Maine Farmington.