Women's Lacrosse Falls to UConn, 15-7
April 17, 2002
STORRS, Conn. - AMHERST, Mass. - Pam Lowie and Kelly Feeley each scored four goals and two assists to lead the University of Connecticut to a 15-7 victory over the University of Massachusetts in women's lacrosse action today at Morrone Stadium. UConn improves to 6-5 overall, while UMass falls to 8-5 on the season.
Massachusetts struck first, scoring at the 1:40 mark on an unassisted goal from junior Jada Emery (Princeton, N.J.). Connecticut tied the score less than a minute later on a goal from Kelly Feeley. The game stood at a stand still for eight-minutes until UConn broke the tie on Felley's second goal. UMass quickly tied up the game 16-seconds later (11:06) on a goal from junior Leslie Pollock (Watervliet, N.Y). Sophomore Hope Zelinger (Ellicot City, Md.) was credited with the assist. Connecticut then went on a seven goal-scoring spree through the middle of the half. The Huskies saw three goals from Lowie, and single shots from Feeley, Tracy Mullaney, Jacqui Hamilton and Heather Bliss. Sophomore Jill Blauvelt (Suffern, N.Y.) put a score on the board for the Minutewomen making the score, 9-3, with 4:13 remaining in the half. Feeley and Susan Payne each scored to end the half, giving the Huskies the 11-3 halftime lead.
Mullaney opened the second half scoring just over two minutes in, followed by a UMass tally minutes later on a shot from Emery. UConn's Payne notched her second goal of the day at the midpoint of the half, and Emery scored her third goal five-minutes later (20:25). UMass cut the scoring deficit to seven with just under ten-minutes left in regulation on a goal from sophomore Tracey Drown (Nashua, N.H.). Drown scored again on a free-position shot with 4:11 left in regulation before Lowie capped off the day's scoring at 29:11, giving the Huskies the 15-7 victory.
UConn's April Pollock earned the win in goal, making six saves, while junior Cyndi Doyle (Bridgewater, Vt.) made 26 saves in the cage for the Minutewomen.
The Minutewomen return to action on Sunday, April 21, when they take on Temple in their last conference game of the regular season at Ruth J. Totman field. The game is slated to begin at noon.
SCORING: UC - Pam Lowie (5), Kelly Feeley (4), Tracy Mullaney (2), Susan Payne (2), Jacqui Hamilton, Heather Bliss. UM - Jada Emery (3), Jill Blauvelt (2), Leslie Pollock, Tracy Drown. ASSISTS: UC - Lowie (2), Bliss (2), Feeley (2), Bonnie Wehinger (2), Abbey VanDeusen, Kariane Lauri, Hamilton. UM - Hope Zelinger (3), Lori Kain. GOALIES: UC - April Pollock 6 saves, 7 ga. UM - Cyndi Doyle 26 saves, 15 ga. SHOTS: UM 16, UC 30. DRAW CONTROLS: UM 7, UC 17. GROUNDBALLS: UM 16, UC 38 FOULS: UM 16, UC 3. CASUED TURNOVERS: UM 12, UC 7. TURNOVERS: UM 13, UC 12 FREE POSITION SHOTS: UM 1-1, UC 1-6. RECORDS: UM 8-5, UC 6-5