Women's Lacrosse Falls At Richmond, 19-7
April 9, 2004
RICHMOND, Va. - The University of Massachusetts women's lacrosse team (2-7) fell at Richmond (6-5) this afternoon, 19-7. Libby Berlacher and Polly Purcell each scored six goals to lead the Richmond offense. The Minutewomen fall to 2-7 on the year, 1-1 in Atlantic 10 play.
Six players scored for UMass with senior captain Tracey Drown (Nashua, N.H.) leading the team with two tallies. Scoring one each was senior Hope Zelinger (Ellicott City, Md.), junior captain Maura McGarrity (Chester Springs, Pa.), sophomore Lindsay Cassell (Weston, Mass.), sophomore Kerri Connerty (Nashua, N.H.) and freshman Samantha Sepulveda (Freeport, N.Y.).
Richmond scored the game's first eight goals as both Purcell and Habicht recorded hat tricks in the opening 15 minutes. Massachusetts got on the scoreboard at the 14:07 point with Drown's first goal.
Berlacher and Purcell each added one more goal in the first half before Massachusetts scored with just under three minutes remaining to set the halftime score at 10-2.
In the second half, Habicht gained possession on the opening draw and scored her fourth goal just 15 second into the period. The teams exchanged goals throughout the following ten minutes before Richmond rattled off five unanswered goals, three coming from Berlacher.
Massachusetts scored twice in a two-minute span and Purcell set the final margin at 19-7 with a score at the 1:08 mark.
All three Massachusetts goalies saw game action in the game. Remy Bacaicoa (Amherst, Mass.) recorded the Minutewomen's two saves.
The Minutewomen will be back in action on Sunday, as they travel to George Washington for a 12:00 tilt with the Colonials.