March 16, 2012
FAIRFIELD, Conn. - Behind five goals and two assists from senior attack M.E. Lapham, the UConn women's lacrosse team dominated in-state foe Sacred Heart in Fairfield, 17-4. Morgan O'Reilly and Kiersten Tupper each tallied four points on the day. UConn improved to 6-1 with the victory. Sacred Heart dropped to 1-4 on the season.
Connecticut outscored the Pioneers 11-1 in the first half and 6-3 in the second for the convincing victory.
UConn opened with seven-straight goals and never relinquished the lead.
Britney Testa finished with six saves to earn the victory. Freshman Marya Fratoni stopped four shots for the Huskies.
Lauren Kahn opened the scoring at 29:05 followed by goals three goals from Lapham and tallies by Emily Anderson, Tupper and Jordan Christopher before Sacred Heart found its first goal of the day at 6:06.
The second half was closer in scoring, but the Huskies outshot SHU, 10-7. With the score at 13-3 following two Sacred Heart tallies, the Huskies closed the game with four straight to make it 17-3 before SHU put home the game's final goal at 2:15.
UConn will open BIG EAST play against Syracuse in Storrs on Saturday, March 24 at 1 p.m.