Lapham Ties Career Scoring Record; Women's Lax Falls at Rutgers, 14-5

M.E. Lapham is one goal away from the UConn career scoring record.
M.E. Lapham is one goal away from the UConn career scoring record. UCONNHUSKIESDOTCOM

April 1, 2012

Box Score

STORRS, Conn. - Senior M.E. Lapham tied the UConn scoring record with her 154th career goal but the Huskies fell, 14-5, at Rutgers today. With the loss, UConn dropped its record to 6-4 (0-3 BIG EAST). Rutgers improved to 6-4 (1-1 BIG EAST). Rutgers outscored Connecticut 10-1 in the opening 30 minutes.

Lapham put home three goals for 154 on her career. She now has 33 on the season.

A slow first half doomed the Huskies as the Scarlet Knights took a 10-1 lead. The two squads played an even 4-4 second half.

Lapham made it 4-1 at 15:38 with her first goal of the day. Rutgers tallied six straight to end the half ahead, 10-1.

The second half saw UConn outshoot Rutgers, 17-9. The Huskies scored the opener of the second half off the stick of Lapham, followed by a goal from Rutgers at 17:23.

Connecticut continued to pressure, but couldn't find the second goal until 11:09 remaining in the final half with Lauren Kahn notching her 19th of the season.

Lapham and Mackenzie Rainone added tallies in the final three minutes.

Connecticut will continue its three-game road trip at Columbia on Saturday, April 7 at 1 p.m. in New York, N.Y.