April 19, 2013
STORRS, Conn.- The UConn lacrosse team improved to 12-1 on the season and remain unbeaten in Storrs with Friday night’s 15-4 victory over Marquette in a nonconference battle. In front of the largest home crowd of the season, Lauren Kahn led the team with four goals, while Shannon Nee improved to 10-1 on the season following 30 minutes defending the net and only allowed two goals.
The Huskies took a commanding 7-1 lead within the opening twenty minutes behind two goals from Kahn and Alexandra Croft, while Carly Palmucci, Kacey Pippitt and Morgan O’Reilly each found the back of the net. Connecticut entered halftime with a 10-2 advantage after Marquette’s Claire Costanza scored twice in the opening period.
Connecticut, who outshot the Golden Eagles 26-13, tacked on five more goals in the second half to cement a 15-4 win. Crofts, Pippitt and Emily Anderson each scored two goals in the game, while Katherine Finkelston had a team-high three assists. Anderson’s goals were the first of the season for the midfielder.
After 52 minutes in goal, Sarah Priem was the losing keeper after six saves and 15 goals allowed.
Connecticut was successful in 10 out of 12 clears and forced 27 Golden Eagle turnovers with Shannon Kerr leading the defensive charge with three caused turnovers. Kahn and Kaitlyn Aldrich each added two caused turnovers apiece.
The Huskies will host their final home contest of the 2013 season on Sunday when the team welcomes No. 6/7 Notre Dame for a noon contest. The game will be streamed lived on uconnhuskies.com.
Fans are encouraged to arrive to Sunday’s contest early as Connecticut will honor 12 graduating seniors as Kacie Lewis, Dorian Gilmartin-Dzitko, Mackenzie Rainone, Kelsi Tucci, Shannon Kerr, Liz Brown, Morgan O’Reilly, Chelsea Hauswirth, Kaitlyn Aldrich, Brittney Testa, Catherine Gross and Siobhan Wilcox will be honored.