Lacrosse Tripped-Up at Westfield State

Action photo of Lyons lacrosse player, Haley Subocz.

WESTFIELD, Mass. - Westfield State seniors Sidney Lambert and Alexa Tonelli combined for a multi-point effort to lead Westfield State to a 13-9 victory over Mount Holyoke College on Tuesday afternoon. The win is the Owls first of the season (1-0), while the Lyons move to 1-2.

Lambert (Hanover, Mass.) got the scoring started early with an unassisted goal just one minute into the game. She went on to finish with five goals, while Tonelli (Shrewsbury, Mass.) finished with two goals to go along with three assists.

Mount Holyoke first year Abby Baldwin (Florence, Mass.) evened the score just eight minutes later with a goal of her own, assisted by fellow rookie Allie Brown (Burlington, Vt.).

Freshman Kelly Gearen (Lunenburg, Mass.) came back to net the first goal of her collegiate career to put the Owls back on top 2-1 at 15:06 in the first half. Baldwin responded by scoring back to back goals within 30 seconds of each other to give the Lyons their first and only lead of the game, 3-2 at 11:51.

Tonelli, senior Elizabeth Navoni (Mansfield Mass.), and junior Rachel Gelina (Westfield Mass.) all netted goals to end the first half and send Westfield into the break with a 5-3 advantage.

Lambert came out of the locker room on fire, scoring two goals within the first three minutes to give Westfield a 7-3 cushion. Lyons' senior Haley Subocz (Northampton Mass.) brought the Lyons within two (10-8) with 14 minutes to play on a strong coast to coast goal, but that was as close as they would get as the Owls notched three straight goals to put the contest out of reach.

Baldwin finished with five goals to give her 14 on the season in just three games for the Lyons, while Deyscha Smith and Brown also tallied goals for MHC in the loss.

Mount Holyoke goalie Mia Wysocki (Longmeadow Mass.) finished with 8 saves, while senior goalie Maria Woodall (Norfolk Mass.) had 13 saves for the Owls.

Westfield State is back at it with another home game on Thursday, March 7th in a matchup against Western New England University. MHC is back in action on Sunday when it plays Western Connecticut State at 6pm in Clearwater, Fla.