MANSFIELD, Conn. - Freshman Lisa Pulie put up a career-high four points (1g, 3a) despite Salve Regina women's lacrosse 15-8 loss to Eastern Connecticut, Saturday afternoon.
Salve Regina scored the first two goals of the match in the first four minutes -- one coming on freshman attack Holly Duddy's (Plymouth, Mass.) first career goal – and led by a goal 12 minutes into action before the Warriors countered with five straight to move out to a four-goal lead two minutes into the second half. Whitehouse's goal tied it at 4-4 midway through the first half. The Warriors missed on their first two shots of the possession but maintained possession thanks to ground balls by junior attack Alexa Foldy (Brookfield) and Buchanan. After Whitehouse tied the match. Neither team could break the tie on a combined 15 possessions over nine minutes and 30 seconds until Conn stuck a free-position goal off a Seahawk turnover to give the Warriors the lead for good, 5-4, six minutes before halftime.
Trailing 8-4, Salve Regina never got closer than three the rest of the way, and the Warriors pulled away with the final four goals of the match over the final 15 minutes – Conn sandwiching goals around a pair by Marchitto in an eight-minute span. Neither team scored over the final seven minutes.
Making her first start in goal for Salve, junior Alyssa Corvi (Barrington, RI) made 12 saves for Salve, eight coming when the Warriors scored eight goals in the second half.
Salve Regina returns to actiom when the Seahawks square off against Bridgewater St. on March 21 at 7 p.m.