CHICOPEE, MA -- Freshman Myrell Redmond score a game- and career-high six goals and scooped up six ground balls as the Gators held on for an 11-10 victory over Elms College in non-conference play Wednesday night.
Leading scorer Beth Deegan added three goals and a team-best seven ground balls for Pine Manor, which led for almost the entire game after taking a 5-3 lead into halftime. Jen Gross' second yellow card with 18:01 left in the second half put the Gators at a disadvantage the remainder of the way. However, the visitors retaliated with three late goals to seal what became a tight win in which both team earned 27 ground balls and took 27 shots.
Deegan's second score with 22:23 left in the second gave the Gators their biggest lead, at 8-4. Elms countered with five unanswered goals, four from Katlyn Harrington, over the next 17:00 to take its only lead, 9-8 at the 5:21 mark.
Redmond, though, was took much for the Blazers to handle, as she found the back of the net twice within 30 seconds just inside the 5:00 mark to regain the lead. Deegan then put the Gators ahead 11-9, and Jess Blair's club held off Elms in spite of another Harrington goal in the final minute to preserve the win and move to 2-7 on the season.
For Elms, which fell to 0-10, Harrington tied Redmond with a game-high six scores, all coming after the 3:09 mark of the first half. Harrington also led all players with eight ground balls.
Sophomore Molly Manley and senior Elaine Rodriguez added goals for Pine Manor, which needed every one of freshman goalkeeper Colleen Tencza's 10 saves.
Pine Manor stays in non-conference play, traveling to Husson on Saturday at noon.
Wed, April 14, 2010
by Sports Information