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April 9, 2014

Women’s lax overwhelmed by Southern Maine, 24-4

GORHAM, Maine -- The University of Southern Maine women's lacrosse team scored early and held that lead the rest of the way en route to a 24-4 victory over the University of Maine at Farmington, in a non-conference game Wednesday afternoon at Hannaford Field.

UMaine-Farmington fell to 2-7 with the loss, while Southern Maine improved to 3-5.

The Beavers picked up first half goals from sophomore Mara Balboni and freshman Jaclyn Langevin. Balboni's goal came at the 19:13 mark of the first half, by which the Huskies had already built a 9-1 lead.

Langevin tacked on Farmington's second goal, the first of her two on the day, with just 1:45 showing on the first half game clock. However Southern Maine had tacked on seven more goals between the two UMaine-Farmington scores, and the Huskies held a 16-2 lead at the break.

Southern Maine scored twice more early in the second half, before back-to-back goals by sophomore Ayla Allen and Langevin cut the margin to 18-4 with 18:53 remaining.

The Huskies rattled off six unanswered goals to close out the game for the 24-4 final score.

Southern Maine's 24 goals set a new program single-game record, with Rosie Forster and Samantha Campobasso pacing the Huskies with three goals and two assists each. Jenna Cyr, Shelby Turcotte, and Sara Pelligrinelli all scored three goals each for a Southern Maine side that had 11 different goal scorers on the afternoon.

Langevin charted four draw controls to go with her two goals, while freshman Rhi Jackson tallied a team best seven ground balls.

Senior Hannah Goodenow recorded 12 saves on the 36 shots faced during the day. Southern Maine's Kim Vogel and Caley Presby shared the duties in the Husky goal, and combined for three saves.

UMaine-Farmington returns to action on Saturday, April 12, when it is scheduled to host Green Mountain College. An exact time and location for that game has not yet been determined.