Mustangs Stride Over Women's Lacrosse

Mustangs Stride Over Women's Lacrosse

NEWTON, Mass. – Mount Ida College beat Becker College 19-13 in non-conference women's lacrosse action on Wednesday evening at Alumni Field.

Senior attack Amanda Bowen (Randolph, Vt.) set a new single-game mark with 12 points on ten goals and two assists, also tying the record for most goals in a game, set by Jen Thompson in 2010. Thompson also had the previous high for points in a game, with 11, in a different game in which she set her goals mark.

Junior Sam Basler (Plymouth, Mass.) broke the Mount Ida single-game record for draw controls, winning 16 draws, while also adding four points on a hat trick and an assist. She eclipsed the previous high of 14 draw controls, which Molly Sheppard had tallied on three different occasions, all of them in 2013.

Bowen scored a natural hat trick in just over five minutes as the Mustangs (4-10) turned a one-goal halftime lead to a 17-10 advantage by the 18:43 mark of the second half.

For the Hawks, who fall to 6-8 on the year, Kailee Ryuack (Beacon, N.Y.), Rachel Welling (Charlestown, N.H.) and Victoria Belcher (Seekonk, Mass.) all scored four goals, while Tatum Fahs (Foster, R.I.) had a goal and their only assist of the night, as the Hawks were 7-9 on free position attempts.

The Mustangs jumped out to an early 4-0 lead as Bowen scored two goals in the first minute of the game and Basler and Hayley Napier (Fairhaven, Mass.) got on the board as well. The game turned back and forth through the first half before a 5-0 run in the final 5:00 of the frame helped Becker pull to within a goal.

Welling scored the first of those three goals and then Belcher added a hat trick within four minutes, with Ruyack finishing a free position attempt in the midst of Belcher's trifecta.

Basler opened the second half with an unassisted goal before Bowen's hat trick, Napier's third goal of the game, and Bowen's fourth of the half put the game back in Mount Ida's hands.

Freshman Sydney Fredette (Hudson, Mass.) made nine saves to earn her fourth victory of the season between the pipes.

Fellow freshman goalkeeper Marissa Turner (Coventry, R.I.) made the start in net for Becker and made 10 saves.

Becker senior Alyssa Bond (Thompson, Conn.) grabbed a game-high 11 ground balls, while Fahs won four draw controls.

The Mustangs will look to make it three wins in a row when they close out their regular season and celebrate Senior Day on Saturday at 12:00 pm at Alumni Field when they host Saint Joseph (CT). Mount Ida has clinched a spot in next week's Great Northeast Athletic Conference (GNAC) tournament and will know their seed and opponent after Saturday's game against the Blue Jays.

The Hawks return to New England Collegiate Conference (NECC) play with a home game on Saturday against Bay Path at 1:00 p.m.