WESTMINSTER, Md. (March 15, 2011) – Using a balanced scoring attack and a stingy defense, the Mount Holyoke College women's lacrosse team opened up its spring break trip with a convincing 14-0 victory over Concordia University of Wisconsin this morning at McDaniel College's Scott S. Bair Stadium. Nine players scored goals for the Lyons, who picked up their second straight win and improved to 2-2 on the year.
Junior attacker Alex Crean collected two goals and two assists to set the tone for Mount Holyoke. The Lyons also received solid production from sophomore midfielder Katya Planson, who posted two goals and a helper.
Attackers Liz Randolph, Hilary Bombard and Christina Horimoto added two goals apiece for Mount Holyoke, which finished with an overwhelming 23-3 advantage in the shot column.
The Lyons' remaining strikes came from Vika Planson, Bianca Young, Naomi Miller and Brianne Phelan. Planson and Miller both added assists.
On the defensive end, goalkeepers Jamie Theophilos and Melissa Saale combined for the fourth shutout in school history. Theophilos made two saves in the first half before giving way to Saale, who faced just one shot after the break. Mount Holyoke's most recent shutout came last year in a 20-0 triumph over Bard College. Prior to that, the Lyons blanked MIT in 1993 (17-0) and Worcester State University in 1975 (13-0).
Mount Holyoke exploded for six goals in the first 5:14 of the contest and led 8-0 at the break. The Lyons then tacked on six more tallies in the second stanza. Over the course of the day, they won 11 of the 16 draw controls. Planson secured five, while Randolph collected three. They also came up with 30 ground balls. Of those, Horimoto recorded five, and Phelan totaled four.
Sophomore goalkeeper Lea Jondal came up with seven saves for Concordia (0-1, 0-0 MWLC), which was competing in its first game as a varsity program.
Mount Holyoke (2-2, 0-0 NEWMAC) will close out its spring break trip versus the University of New England tomorrow at 7:00 p.m. The contest will also take place at McDaniel.
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July 18, 2011 2010-11 Lacrosse Year in Review
May 20, 2011 Young Named to IWLCA All-Region Team
May 11, 2011 Seniors Honored at Scholar Athlete Reception
May 5, 2011 Awards Handed Out at Annual Athletics Banquet
May 4, 2011 Young Placed on NEWMAC All-Conference First Team
April 23, 2011 Lacrosse Drops Regular Season Finale to Springfield
April 22, 2011 Lacrosse: Springfield at Mount Holyoke
April 19, 2011 Lacrosse Topped By Wesleyan
April 16, 2011 Babson Uses Big First Half to Top Lacrosse
April 12, 2011 Lacrosse Smothers Smith to Even NEWMAC Mark
April 9, 2011 Wheaton Pulls Away From Lacrosse
April 8, 2011 Lacrosse: Wheaton at Mount Holyoke
April 5, 2011 Naomi Miller Takes Home Lyon of the Week Accolades
April 2, 2011 Lacrosse Takes Down MIT for First NEWMAC Win of Season
April 1, 2011 Lacrosse: MIT at Mount Holyoke
March 30, 2011 Late Run Helps Eastern Connecticut Hold Off Lacrosse
March 30, 2011 Lacrosse: Eastern Connecticut State at Mount Holyoke
March 28, 2011 2011 Spring Schedules Now Available
March 26, 2011 Lacrosse Falls to Wellesley in NEWMAC Opener
March 24, 2011 Lacrosse: Bridgewater State at Mount Holyoke
March 24, 2011 Bridgewater Pulls Away From Lacrosse With Big Second Half
March 22, 2011 Hilary Bombard Adds Lyon of the Week Award to Trophy Case
March 21, 2011 Bombard Nabs NEWMAC Lacrosse Player of the Week Honors
March 16, 2011 Lacrosse Stays Hot Behind Bombard’s Heroics
March 15, 2011 Lacrosse Scorches Concordia in Spring Break Opener
March 8, 2011 Lacrosse Game Against Westfield State Shifted to WNEC
March 5, 2011 Skidmore Tops Lacrosse
March 3, 2011 Mount Holyoke Named a 2011 Best Value College
March 1, 2011 Lacrosse Falls to WNEC in 2011 Opener
September 30, 2010 SAAC Releases 2010-11 Game of the Week Schedule