Bridgewater Outplays Lacrosse

SOUTH HADLEY, Mass. (April 19, 2007) - Despite a seven goal run in the second half, the Lyon's could not pull out a win against visiting Bridgewater State. The Bridgewater bears held onto their halftime seven goal lead to come up with a decisive 14-8 victory. This brings the bear's overall record to 5-5 and drops Mount Holyoke's overall record to 2-11 (0-5 NEWMAC).

Katheryn Sweeney '07 (Norwood, Mass.) netted the first goal for the bears, but Mount Holyoke's freshman Peggy Wefald (Granger, Ind.) answered with a goal for the Lyons just twelve seconds later. Wefald's point was the only goal Mount Holyoke would come up with in the first half. Bridgewater dominated the Lyons on all ends of the field during the first 30 minutes of play. Sweeney added another goal, Alicia Spolidoro '07 (Duxbury, Mass.) posted two goals and one assist, Shannon Manning '10 (Framingham, Mass.) came up with two goals, and Katie DeMaio '10 (Pt. Jefferson Station, N.Y.) and Alison Gugliotta '08 (Norwood, Mass.) each tallied a goal.

The Lyons found their legs in second half posting seven goals. Senior captain Lisa Roberts (Yarmouth, Maine) started the run with a goal and an assist, followed by goals from junior captain Jo Niepoort (Ipswich, Mass.), two from Wefald, and one apiece from first year Kristin Cody (Old Lyme, Conn.), Mimi Blumenfeld '10 (Berkeley, Calif.), and Katie Dahill '10 (Belmont, Mass.). However, the bears would did not tire in their effort as they continued to tally points throughout the second half ending the game with an 14-8 victory.

First-year Mimi Henry (Concord, MA) came up with 14 saves for Mount Holyoke and in goal for Bridgewater, Jessica Cercone '10 (Peabody, Mass.) posted seven saves and Chelsea Bracchi '10 (Pembroke, Mass.) came up with five saves on the day. Mount Holyoke hosts MIT this Saturday for a 2:00 p.m. match-up.

Mount Holyoke College:
Goals:Megan Wefald 3; Lisa Roberts 1, Josephine Niepoort 1, Kristin Cody 1, Katie Dahill 1, Mimi Blumenfeld 1.
Assist: Josephine Niepoort 2, Peggy Wefald 1, Lisa Roberts 1

Bridgewater State College:
Goals:Shannon Manning 4, Kathryn Sweeney 3; Alison Gugliotta 2; Alicia Spolidoro 2; Katie DeMaio 1; Katie Balboni 1; Heather Anza 1
Assists: Alison Gugliotta 2; Alicia Spolidoro 2, Shannon Manning 1.

Mount Holyoke College: Mimi Henry (14 saves, 14 GA)
Bridgewater State College: Jessica Cercone (7 Saves, 2 GA); Chelsea Bracchi (5 Saves, 6 GA).