Junior midfielder Lyndsey Mastandrea scored three goals and picked up two ground balls, but the Central Connecticut (0-7, 0-2) lacrosse team got down 5-1 early and lost to Wagner (2-5, 1-0) 16-7 on the road. Mastandrea equaled her scoring total of the season during Friday's game, but the Seahawks received four goals from senior Jessica Richmond to defeat the Blue Devils. CCSU senior captain Stephanie John added two goals in the loss, moving her into a tie for third place in school history for career goals. The midfielder now has 78 and needs 10 more to move into second in the record books.
Wagner started their early run when freshman Carolyn Clark scored two unassisted goals within the first three and a half minutes of the game. Three other Seahawk goals surrounding one from the Blue Devils gave Wagner the 5-1 lead they would need to stay in front throughout the game. The Central Connecticut goal was sophomore Cara Momnie's fifth of the year. She was assisted on the score by fellow sophomore Jessica Roberts, who tallied her third helper this season.
With 10:43 remaining in the first half freshman Alexa Smead finished on a free position shot to spark a 3-0 Blue Devil run that brought the score to 7-5. Mastandrea scored the other two goals with eight and five minutes left in the half, respectively. Wagner's Jessica Richmond countered with two goal rally of her own to end the half and put the Seahawks up 9-5 at halftime.
With goals from Kelly Blundin and Richmond to start the second half, CCSU could not get back in the game. John and Mastandrea each tallied second half goals but it was not enough, as the Seahawks added a final score with 44 seconds remaining to make it 16-7.
Senior captain Jill Pomposi led CCSU with two caused turnovers, while Momnie and sophomore Michele Conway each tallied a game high four draw controls. Central Connecticut continued their success in draw controls on Friday, recording 16 to Wagner's nine. Senior goalkeeper Alice Lee stopped 10 shots in 40 minutes of action, while freshman Erin DeLacey recorded one save in her 20 minutes.
Richmond tallied a game high four goals, while Blundin added one goal and five assists in the win. Clark finished with three goals, one assist and three ground balls for the Seahawks. Wagner starting goalkeeper Alex Johnston made eight saves on the night.
CCSU will next be continuing the road trip with a meeting with
Long Island on Sunday at 1:00 p.m. Wagner will next start a three
game road trip beginning with a game at Villanova on Sunday at 2:00