BOSTON, MA - Sophomore attacker Emma Marrs (Old Lyme, CT) broke the school-record for points in a season and led the Wheelock College women's lacrosse team in a 19-9 loss to Regis College in a New England Collegiate Conference match this afternoon at the Winsor School Field in Boston, MA. The Wildcats fall to 2-7 overall and 1-1 in NECC play, while the Pride improve to 7-6 and 2-0.
Marrs tallied six points on four goals and two assists for Wheelock to give her a total of 47 points to surpassthe old mark of 44 established by teammate Katie Gavin (Manchester-by-the-Sea, MA) last season. Marrs also added to her school-record total of assists and now has 14. Marrs won a draw control in the game as well.
Gavin registered three points on two goals and a helper in addition to a pair of draw controls, two ground balls and two caused turnovers for the Wildcats. Sophomore midfielder Molly Centore (Kennebunk, ME) contributed with a pair of goals, six draw controls and a caused turnover. Sophomore midfielder Jessica Hersom (Sanford, ME) came up with a team-high four ground balls and caused a pair of turnovers, while junior middie Christina Cubera (Baltimore, MD) caused a game-high four turnovers to go with three ground balls.
Freshman midfielder Sam Salamone (Milford, MA) netted six goals to lead Regis and also added a game-high eight ground balls to her afternoon in addition to seven draw controls and three caused turnovers,
Centore and Marrs scored back-to-back goals to pull Wheelock to within 7-4 with 11:09 to go in the half, before Regis closed out the half with four straight goals to take a 11-4 halftime cushion. Politis found the back of the net, before Salamone added two more goals. Sophomore midfielder Rachel Wong (Wakefield, MA) scored the final marker of the half with a player advantage with just four ticks left in the period.
The Pride increased its lead to 13-4 with 28:21 to go in the second stanza, thanks to goals by junior midfielder Andrea Barbosa (Taunton, MA) and sophomore middie Sashae Walls (Everett, MA). Marrs countered for the Wildcats at 26:49, but Regis scored the next three goals, including a pair of markers from Walls and a score by junior attacker Lindsey Graver (Bellingham, MA) to take a 16-5 lead with 20:16 to play in the match. Wheelock tallied four of the final seven goals for a 19-9 final. Gavin and Marrs sandwiched a goal each around a tally from Salamone to make it 17-7. Sophomore attacker Katie Haidemenos (Warwick, RI) and Joseph scored the final goals of the day for Regis to give it a 19-7 lead, before Gavin and sophomore attacker Liz Randall (Westford, MA) closed out the contest with goals for the Wildcats. The marker for Randall was the first of her career.
Joseph finished with a career-best four goals to go with a ground ball and a caused turnover. Politis tallied five points, including three assists, won six draw controls, picked up a ground ball and caused a turnover and Walls scored three goals.
Freshman goalie Emma Decker (Southborough, MA) earned the victory for Regis, stopping five of 12 shots she faced in 46:48 of action, before yielding to classmate Sierra Luce (Hartford, VT) for the final 13:12 of action. Junior Monica Bettle (Pembroke, MA) made nine saves for the Wildcats.
Wheelock will be in action again on Tuesday, April 16 when it travels to Leicester, Ma to take on NECC foe Becker College at 6:00 p.m., while the Pride host Daniel Webster College at 6:00 p.m.