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Maciewicz sets career assists record as women's lax rolls











BIDDEFORD, Maine -- Eleven players recorded goals as the Bates College women's lacrosse team defeated the University of New England, 19-6, in non-conference women's lacrosse action Monday afternoon at Barbara J. Hazard Field.

The Bobcats, who have won all eight meetings against the Nor'easters, improve to 6-5 on the season. The second straight loss drops UNE to 9-4.

Senior Morgan Maciewicz (Marblehead, Mass.) and sophomore Lindsay Thompson (Ipswich, Mass.) each tallied three goals for Bates, while Maciewicz added a pair of assists, breaking Bates' career record for assists in the process. Maciewicz's second assist of the game was the 50th of her career, passing the former record of 49 set by Romalda Clark in 1990.

Sophomore Joan O'Neill (Westwood, Mass.) registered two goals and four helpers, and senior Molly Dilworth (Yarmouth, Maine) added two goals and two assists. 

First-year Jenn Brallier (Chambersburg, Penn.) and junior Briana Gross (Andover, Mass.) chipped in with two goals apiece for the Bobcats. Sophomore Jenna Dannis (Milford, N.H.) and senior Molly Radis (Peaks Island, Maine) had a goal and an assist apiece, while first-year Erin O'Connor (Avon, Conn.) had two assists.

Bates had a solid advantage in shots (41-13) and took 17 of 27 draw controls in the contest.

Trailing 9-1 with 5:09 left in the first half, UNE struck three times in 1:23 to slow the Bobcat attack. First-year Cara Cole (Norwood, Mass.), senior Kim Bilodeau (Durham, Maine) and junior Angel Jarmusz (Naperville, Ill.) found the back of the cage during the spurt.

The second half was controlled by Bates, which outscored the hosts, 9-2, to seal the victory.

Junior Danielle Cate (Boscawen, N.H.) led the Nor’easters with two goals, while classmate Tara Geraghty (Barrington, R.I.) made 14 saves in goal.

Junior netminder Mara Krueger (St. Louis, Mo.) was credited for the win for the Bobcats in just over 37 minutes of action, recording one save. Sophomore Leah Elsmore (Broadview Heights, Ohio) also made a save.

Bates will play host to No. 5-ranked Trinity on Saturday at 2 p.m.

STATS: Bates 19, UNE 6