NORTHFIELD — The Norwich University women’s lacrosse team fell victim to a huge second-half effort by New England College during Monday’s 24-11 loss.
The Pilgrims outscored Norwich 17-3 in the final stanza to prevail. Tara Bainbridge recorded 13 goals and two assists in the victory.
Norwich struck first with an Emily Schromm goal. Three consecutive goals later in the half helped the Cadets carry an 8-7 lead into the break.
During the second half, a short bench plagued Norwich almost immediately. The Pilgrims scored 11 straight goals to start the half before closing out the game with four unanswered goals.
Abby Roberts and Schromm each finished with four goals for the Cadets. Teammates Michaila Furchak, Brittney Poljacik and Jordan Lutz also scored. Norwich goalie Kate Winstanley made seven saves. The Cadets will travel to play Albertus Magnus at 4:30 p.m. Wednesday.
Western Conn. 22, Castleton 12
WILLIMANTIC, Conn. — Western Connecticut State exploded for seven straight goals in the second half to erase the Castleton’s 9-8 halftime lead and defeated the Spartans in Little East Conference lacrosse.
A trio of Warriors combined for 18 goals as they improved their LEC record to 2-1. Madison Renaud had seven goals, Tristan Kijak six and Sydney Hogan five. Olivia Donahue stopped nine Castleton shots.
Emma Best had four goals and Megan Woods three for the Spartans but they fell to 1-3 in the LEC and 5-8. Samantha Hebb had four saves in the Castleton nets. Castleton will host Keene State on Wednesday.
HIGH SCHOOL LACROSSE
All-Star games on tap
The Hanover Lions “Byrne Cup” Twin State All-Star Lacrosse Games will be played this year on June 22. There will be a change of venue to Lebanon High School in Lebanon, New Hampshire.
The event has most recently been held at Hanover High but the turf playing field there is being torn up to do drainage repair work. The girls’ game will begin at 1:45 p.m. and the boys’ game at 4:15 p.m.
All participants are graduated seniors chosen by their coaches’ associations as outstanding players from Vermont and New Hampshire.