Women’s lacrosse takes loss in heavy snow versus Vikings

By Karissa Gaughan – 1851 Contributor

Photos by Karissa Gaughan

The women’s lacrosse team played through heavy snow on Thursday during their first non-conference matchup of the year against Salem State University.

Ending in a 12-10 loss, the weather made for pretty scenery, but confusing lines on the field; which quickly started to disappear under the blankets of snow.

Starting off the game, Salem State came out strong with the first three goals. They weren’t answered by Lasell until senior Sydney Brady scored with 2:15 left in the first.

At 0:35, Brady popped off another goal, assisted by sophomore Teresa Kessner. Lasell ended the first quarter 3-3 with a free-position shot made by junior Emily Chapdelaine, her first goal of the season.

The Lasers were fired up while snow continued to fall, but Salem went back up in the second quarter with two shots made; one from junior Taylor Sujko and the other by first-year Madelynn Plourde.

Just like in the first quarter approaching the end, Lasell pushed to make the comeback. At 4:54, senior Sophia Gadsden put the ball into the back of Salem’s net, and at 2:36 Chapdelaine scored her second goal— both assisted by Kessner.

Lasell ended in high praise, managing to comeback to end the first two quarters in ties at 3-3 and 5-5, respectively.

Game staff tried to shovel as much snow off the lines as they could during play without disrupting the game. By the end of the five minutes given for half-time, most lines on the field were visible so athletes could tell where they were playing.

Salem came into the third quarter seemingly agitated, as first-year Viking Savannah Scrodin received a yellow card seconds before the end of the quarter.

The Lasers scored three goals to Salem’s four in the third, coming from Kessner, Brady and senior Courtney Sobolewski. They then scored twice in the fourth, after a goal apiece from Brady and Chapdelaine, but still fell short to Salem’s three goals in the quarter, losing 12-10.

Coming off a previous loss to Colby-Sawyer of 15-8, the Lasers now move to 0-2 overall. 

Their next game is this Saturday, March 12 at Saint Joseph’s in West Hartford, Connecticut, with a noon start time. Weather may be in play again for the Lasers, as the forecast says prepare for rain.

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