Eagles Upset Chargers in NAC First Round
New London, NH – #6 Ranked Husson women's lacrosse upset #3 seed Colby-Sawyer College, Wednesday afternoon 12-11, in the First Round of the North Atlantic Conference Championship Tournament.
Caitlyn Stauffer (Brookfield, CT) put the Eagles on the board early, and the lead would exchange hands many times over the course of the game.
Laurel Bauer and Sara Berry scored back to back unassisted goals for Colby-Sawyer to make it 2-1 Chargers.
The Chargers would go on a 3 goal run to jump out on top 5-3 but Fallon and Emily Child (Mexico, ME) both scored to tie it up with a little over 8 minutes remaining in the first half.
Colby-Sawyers Bauer added her 2nd goal of the game, Husson's Fallon added her 3rdand Kylie McDonnell added the last goal of the 1st half to make it 7-6 CSC heading into halftime.
Fallon sunk another free position shot to start a 3 goal streak for the Eagles. Charlotte Gerhardy (Denver, CO) and Stauffer both added unassisted goals to make it 9-7 Husson.
Ashley Reis added a goal for the Chargers to close the Husson lead to 9-8. Stauffer scored her 3rd goal of the afternoon making it 10-8 Eagles. Carly Baker connected with Maryalice Gurnee to close the gap to 10-9 Husson.
Fallon connected with Gerhardy to edge it to 11-9, but the Chargers answered back with 2 goals to tie up the game at 11-11 with 2:27 left in the game.
Fallon scored the game winner with 29 seconds remaining to guide the Eagles to victory; she ended the afternoon with 5 goals, and 1 assist.
Stauffer had 3 goals, on 4 shots, and 2 ground balls. Gerhardy had 2 goals, on 3 shots. Husson went a perfect 10-10 on clear attempts in the 2nd half.
Husson goalkeeper Chelsea Kondratowicz (Kingston, NY) played a strong game in net stopping 12 shots.
"We played so well as a team today. It was so exciting to see the ladies come together and play strong. This was a total team effort from attack to defense," said Head Coach Jen Johnstone after the game, "I am so proud of the entire team for their focus, effort, and determination."
Husson advances into the semifinals and will play against Thomas College this Saturday, April 27th at Castleton State College who earned the right to host the Tournament by winning the NAC Regular Season.