Women’s lacrosse rolls past USJ Blue Jays on Senior Day

By Alex Balletto & Virginia Bry – Copy Editor & 1851 Staff

Photo Courtesy of Andrew Modugno
Women’s lacrosse honored their senior players (L-R) Vanessa Pino, Jordan McComb, Lily Delaney for their contributions on April 13.

During the women’s lacrosse senior game on April 13, the team honored captain Jordan McComb, Lily Delaney and Vanessa Pino, all seniors. The team matched the Blue Jays of the University of Saint Joseph (Connecticut).

The Lasers took an early 1-0 lead on a goal by McComb but the USJ Blue Jays responded quickly with a goal of their own by Jenna Banta to even the score. Lasell went on a six-nothing run to end the first half with a 16-5 lead over the Blue Jays, with sophomore Kellie Matthews, McComb and Pino each scoring two goals apiece.

When asked about her experience on the team, Pino said that she has enjoyed every minute playing for Lasell. “It truly has been a great experience. I like the competitiveness and how the game has changed through the years,” Pino said, noting that the game has become faster and more intense.

“The most memorable moment for me was winning the [GNAC] championship freshman year and getting my 100th goal and 200th point [this year],” Pino said.

McComb echoed Pino, saying, “My most memorable moment on the Lasell women’s lacrosse team was winning the GNAC championship. We went into playoffs being the fourth placed seed and were able to beat both the first and second place teams to capture the title.”

For Delaney, her most memorable moment

was playing alongside her older sister. “My sister Bridget was a senior goalie on the team so it was awesome to play with her for the last time,” she said. Delaney transferred to Lasell her sophomore year from Regis College.

McComb reminisced on her time here and shared advice for her team. “You need to play for the entire 60 minutes of the game as hard as you can and leave everything you have on the field until the final buzzer goes off,” she said. McComb walked away with an impressive performance during her senior day, collecting five goals, four assists and four ground balls.

“My advice to the team would be to always give it your all and have fun because it goes by quick,” Delaney said.

“I have enjoyed playing on the women’s lacrosse team more than I could have imagined,” McComb said. “Playing midfield has allowed me to play both sides of the ball, which is what I enjoy the most. I have the luxury of being able to score goals by putting the ball in the net, as well as causing turnovers on the defensive side of the ball.”

After two goals from first years Sydney Brady and Sophie Fistori, Brady scoring with just seven seconds left on the clock, the Lasers won the game 21-8. The Lasers are riding a four game winning streak and hold an 11-3 record overall. The team is 6-2 in the GNAC and will continue conference play for the rest of the season, hosting Emmanuel College on Wednesday April 17 at 4 p.m.


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