April 13, 2013

Turnovers Costly in Eastern Women's Lacrosse Setback

PLYMOUTH, NH – The Eastern Connecticut State University women's lacrosse team had more turnovers than shots in losing an 11-7 Little East Conference decision to Plymouth State University Saturday.

The win is the second straight for Plymouth (7-2, 2-0 LEC) over Eastern (3-8, 1-2 LEC) after the Warriors had won seven in a row. Eastern has dropped its last four while Plymouth has won three in a row. It was the Panthers' home-opener.

Plymouth raced to a 5-0 lead in the first ten minutes before the Warriors answered with four straight, pulling to within a goal on Taylor Shannon's (Waterford) goal midway though the  first half.

All but four of the goals in the match were scored in the first half, with the teams splitting the four second-half goals. Seven Eastern players each scored once, with Daniela Marchitto (Orange) scoring once and contributing one assist. Defender Rachel Meotti (Glastonbury) won three draws and three ground balls and caused two turnovers for Eastern. Haley Heslin (Hartford) stopped a career-high eight shots for the Warriors.

Eastern hosts Massachusetts Dartmouth Tuesday at 4 p.m.