NEW LONDON, Conn. – Senior captain Jamie Navoni (Natick, Mass.) scored eight goals and registered her 100th career point as the Connecticut College women's lacrosse team downed Coast Guard by a 13-3 score on a cold Tuesday afternoon at Silfen Field.
Connecticut College clinged to a 4-3 lead at the break before scoring nine unanswered and not yielding a goal in a dominant second half. After registering a hat trick in the first half, Navoni scored two straight in a span of 57 seconds by finishing passes from freshman Kelly Wolin (Sudbury, Mass.), added a free postion goal at 24:05 for her 99th career point, and then joined the program's 100-point club when Minnie Stavis (Cohasset, Mass.) found her with 10:49 remaining in regulation to make it 9-3. Junior Julia Loesch (Charlotte, N.C.) finished the game strong by setting up a pair of goals and then netting an unassisted marker to run out the clock before an ensuing draw could take place due to the 10-goal rule being put into effect.
In addition to reaching a major milestone, Navoni filled the stat sheet to lead the way for Connecticut College by tallying eight goals, seven ground balls, seven caused turnovers, and winning three draw controls. Sophomore Hannah Lombard (Ipswich, Mass.) found the back of the net four times, while junior Clara Bisson (Sudbury, Mass.) caused five turnovers, picked up four ground balls, and won three draws. Sophomore Nina Fazio (East Longmeadow, Mass.) made eight saves in the cage. The Camels outshot the Bears 37-14 while forcing their opponent to commit 37 turnovers and only convert 14 of 31 clear attempts.
Carter Sanderson, Maddie Rizzuto and Carter Sanderson all scored for Coast Guard (1-2). Leah Llewellyn led the defense with five ground balls and four caused turnovers, while Mary Budri was strong between the pipes by stopping 11 shots in the first half.
Connecticut College (1-1) will hit the road for the first time this season when it travels to No. 6 Middlebury for a 12 p.m. matinee on Saturday afternoon.