Women's Lacrosse Falls To Purchase In Season Opener

Samantha Carter dishes out an assist

PURCHASE, N.Y.– The Purchase College women's lacrosse team defeated Becker College 21-1 in non-conference action Friday evening.

The Panthers scored the ten first-half strikes, including two right off the bat from leading scorer Zoe Hines. The Reigning Skyline Player of the Week would add five more goals to her credit on the day, once again leading the charge for the hosts.

Teammate Kelly Turtell scored the game's third goal, which Hines assisted.

The Panthers were rolling from there, opening up a huge advantage just five minutes into the contest against their non-conference opponents from Massachusetts.

The hosts outshot Becker 42-1, firing 35 shots on goal. Purchase also produced 61 ground balls in a terrific all-around showing.

Breakout rookie Gabriella Castles and fellow newcomer Casey O'Riordan  both registered four goals apiece, while Madi Smith  and Turtell contributed three each in a hat trick for the duo. Maddy Mecca and Alex Lally finished with a goal each.

Becker's Cassandra Nelson scored her first goal of the season. The goal came late in the second half.

The visitors fell to 0-1 in their season opener.

Turtell accounted for six assists and a game-high nine points, which she shared with Hines. Hines also handed out four assists. Turtell scooped up 12 of the team's 61 ground balls.