Miele nets two goals in non-conference setback
Port Charlotte, Fla. – The Fitchburg State women's lacrosse team was defeated by the Kangaroos of SUNY Canton, 15-3 this morning in their second day of action at the Spring Fling Games in Port Charlotte, Fla.
Score: Fitchburg State 3, SUNY Canton 15
Records: Fitchburg State (1-2) | SUNY Canton (3-0)
How It Happened
SUNY Canton grabbed a 5-0 margin in the opening 16 minutes of play on two goals by freshman Stephanie Thayer (West Henrietta, N.Y.), while junior Molly Denny (Adams, N.Y.), senior MaryClare Bowes (Irondequoit, N.Y.) and sophomore Devin Kelly (Massena, N.Y.) added one score each before Fitchburg State answered with a tally from junior Rebecca Fisher (Dracut, Mass.) to cut the deficit to 5-1.
Following the break, the Kangaroos extended their margin (13-1) as Kelly, Thayer, newcomer Emily Vogt (Hamburg, N.Y.) and sophomore Erin Parks (Watertown, N.Y.) found the back of the net. The Falcons responded though with freshman Julia Miele (South Hadley, Mass.) connecting on back-to-back marker to make the score 13-3, but junior Allison Wakefield (Mastic, N.Y.) secured the win for SUNY Canton, resulting in the 15-3 final.
Inside the Numbers
- Second meeting with the Falcons 1-1 vs the Kangaroos
- Meile paced the Falcons with two goals and one draw control
- Nicole Kopacz (Tewksbury, Mass.) added three ground balls and two caused turnovers for Fitchburg State
- Kelly finished with four points on two goals and two assists as well as five groundballs, one draw control and five caused turnovers for SUNY Canton
- Marguerite Belcher (Quincy, Mass.) turned aside eight shots, while freshman Brianna Smith (Dorchester, Mass.) chipped in three saves for Fitchburg State
- Madison Leary (Carthage, N.Y.) stopped made five saves for the Kangaroos in the victory
Falcons return to action on Thursday as they take on the Pioneers of Smith College in their final contest of the Spring Fling Games, starting at 7:00 PM. Pioneer will battle Carroll University on the same day in their final game in Florida at 1:00 PM.