LEICESTER, Mass. – Junior Victoria Belcher (Seekonk, Mass.) notched three goals including the game-winner as the Becker College women's lacrosse team downed visiting UMaine-Farmington 10-8 in non-conference action on Sunday afternoon at Alumni Field.
With the win the Hawks improve to 3-2 overall while the Beavers remain winless, 0-3 on the 2015 campaign.
Senior Tatum Fahs (Foster, RI) added two goals and two assists for the Hawks while teammate Rachel Welling tallied two goals and an assist. Sophomore Erika Galdamez (Concord, Calif.), junior Katherine Landanno (Winchendon, Mass.) and Kailee Ruyack each had single scores for Becker.
Maine-Farmington was led by junior Ayla Allen (Rumford, Maine), who poured in four goals and an assist to lead all scores with five points.
The Hawks opened up the first frame with a quick 3-0 lead. Rachel Welling (Charlsetown, NH) tossed in the first goal of the game off an assist from senior Tatum Fahs (Foster, RI).
Junior Victoria Belcher followed with an unassisted goal and Landanno potted her second of the season for the advantage.
The Beavers evened the score at 3-3, with a pair of goals off the stick of Allen and a single score from Maddi Kadnar, with 18:27 to play in the first half. The teams traded goals and were tied 5-5 until with 1:29 to play Ruyack tipped the twine to give the Hawks a 6-5 advantage heading into halftime.
Just 26 seconds into the second half Welling gave Becker a two-goal cushion with an unassisted goal. Once again the Beavers would counter to cut the lead to 7-6. With 11:24 to play and just a one goal lead, 9-8 the Hawks tightened the defense and held the Beavers scoreless the remainder of the game. Fahls would add and insurance goal, her 13th of the season with 1:54 to play for the 10-8 final.
Both teams return to action on Wednesday, March 25th. The Hawks will face Fitchburg State University at 7:00 p.m. in Fitchburg while UMaine will travel to Southern Maine for a 4:00 p.m. tilt.