Women's Lacrosse Claws Past Eagles

Women's Lacrosse Claws Past Eagles

NASHUA, N.H. - Host Daniel Webster fell behind by as many as eight early in the second half before rallying to pull within three, but Becker pulled away in the final six minutes to posted a 13-8 victory in the regular season home finale for the Eagles Thursday at Eagle Field.

 

DWC (2-10, 1-5 NECC) closes its season on Saturday at Wheelock. Becker (7-9, 4-2 NECC), which is now 5-1 over its last six, hosts NECC foe Mitchell in its regular season finale on Saturday at 1:00 p.m.

 

Erika Galdamez (Concord, Cal.) led the Hawks with four goals and two assists while Kailee Ruyack (Beacon, N.Y.) and Rachel Welling (Charlestown, N.H.) added three goals and an assist apiece. Taryn Flebbe (Neptune, N.J.) chipped in with two scores. Victoria Belcher (Seekonk, Mass.) posted a goal and assist and game-highs of six groundballs and six draw controls.

 

Nikolle Storey (Cumberland, Maine) made 12 saves in goal for the victors.

 

Amanda Dargie (Melbourne, Fla.) posted four goals for the Eagles. Brittany Tierney (Napean, Ont.) had two goals and five grounders, while Madeline Roulier (Pittsfield, Mass.) posted a goal and three assists. Kathleen Zimmerman (Monroe, N.C.) chipped in with one goal and Taylor St. Jean (Manchester, N.H.) pulled in five draw controls.

 

Madison Wood (Suwanee, Ga.) finished with 16 stops for the hosts.

 

The teams traded three early goals for a 3-3 game over the opening 21 minutes but Becker closed the first half with three straight from Galdamez and back-to-back strikes from Rachel Welling for an 8-3 lead at the break.

 

The Hawks ticked the twine three more times in the opening four and half minutes of the second for an 11-3 lead before DWC answered with five straight of their own covering a span of 9:13 with Zimmerman and Tierney scoring followed by three straight from Dargie, her last cutting the lead to 11-8 with 13:12 left.

 

But Becker weathered the storm and held DWC scoreless the rest of the way. Belcher gave the Hawks breathing room with 6:21 left. Ruyack closed it out with 34 ticks to play.