Record Setting Night Helps Women's Lacrosse to Second Straight Win

Record Setting Night Helps Women's Lacrosse to Second Straight Win

BOSTON, Mass. – Senior Pam Mudge (Hooksett, N.H.) scored five goals and assisted on two others to become the second player in program history to eclipse the 100-point mark and freshman Brooke Paradis (Pelham, N.H.) also netted five goals and had a pair of helpers as the Wentworth Institute of Technology women's lacrosse team picked up its second straight win with a 21-13 win over Elms.

The 21 goals establishes a program record, breaking the previous mark of 20 which was set against the Blazers on March 18, 2014. The 30 points by the Leopards eclipses the previous mark of 28 set in that same game.

Wentworth improves to 2-2 on the season while Elms falls to 1-3.

The Blazers took a 5-4 lead with 18:16 left in the first half thanks to three tallies from sophomore Jackie Soucia (Belchertown, Mass.) and two from senior Ashley Cava (Wilbraham, Mass.) A 4-0 run by the Leopards with goals coming from junior Brandie Holland (Lynn, Mass.), Mudge, graduate student Liz Glavin (Ipswich, Mass.), and Paradis gave the Leopards an 8-5 lead with 14:41 left.

Soucia ended the run and made it 8-6 with 11:20 left, however Paradis (two goals) and Mudge countered to make it 11-6. Elms scored three of the half's final four goals – all from Soucia – however the hosts held a 12-9 lead at the break.

The teams traded goals for the first 17:57 of the second half with the Blazers making it a 15-12 game when senior Jill Pirog (Ludlow, Mass.) converted a free position shot. That would be as close as Elms would get as Wentworth closed out the game on a 6-1 run with Glavin netting two goals during the run and Mudge and freshman Kaleigh Stirrat (Saugus, Mass.) scoring a goal and assisting on another.

In addition to Mudge and Paradis, junior Amanda Dexter (Harvard, Mass.) had four goals and two assists each while Glavin and Holland scored three times apiece. Not to be overshadowed by the offense's performance is the play of senior Hayley Patton (Cranston, R.I.) who made20 saves – many from close range – caused three turnovers, and picked up four ground balls.

Soucia led Elms with seven goals and an assist while Cava and Pirog had three and two goals, respectively. Junior Sabrina Pereira (South Windsor, Conn.) made four saves.

Wentworth hosts Wheelock on Saturday while Elms hosts Sage Colleges on Thursday.