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18 Herons score, William Smith storms past Bard 25-1

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  • Kyle Evans 

Eighteen different players scored a goal as the second-ranked William Smith lacrosse team bounced back from its first loss of the season with a 25-1 victory over Bard at the Ferrari Soccer and Lacrosse Complex this afternoon. The 25 goals were the most the Herons have scored in a game since April 10, 1998, when they beat Denison 25-9.

The Herons’ offensive output was spearheaded by seven players who had two-goal games. William Smith (12-1, 6-1) was led by senior Emily Griffin, who had four points on a goal and three assists. First-year Kayla Quirk won a game-high four draw controls. Sophomore Lily Kuhn had three caused turnovers and three ground balls. Junior Kate Colvin had a team-high four ground balls. Senior Madison Dicks started in goal and made two saves.

Gwendolyn Jamison scored for the Raptors (1-12, 0-8). Lexie Blackburn played all 60 minutes in goal and made 8 saves.

STREAKING

  • With two assists this afternoon, senior Allie McGinty extended her point streak to 56 games.

KEY STATS

  • The Herons finished the game with a 42-3 advantage in shots and won the ground ball battle 36-8.
  • William Smith had a 15-13 edge in draw controls.
  • The Herons were 13-for-13 clearing the ball while Bard was 3-for-8 on its clear attempts.

MATCH SUMMARY

  • William Smith took control of the game right from the opening whistle. The Herons started the game on a 16-0 run with goals from 16 different players.
  • Sophomore Natalie Daniels opened the scoring with her 39th goal of the season. Just over a minute later, senior Maddie Montgomerynotched her team-leading 44th goal of the year. With 9:24 left in the opening frame, senior Elizabeth MacMurray scored her first goal of the season off a feed from McGinty.
  • Eighty-three seconds later, Sophomore Delaney Cassidy scored a free position shot for her second goal of the year.
  • The Herons put the game out of reach, scoring five goals in the final five minutes of the first quarter. First-year Kira Fulton pocketed her second goal of the season on a feed from senior Madeline Schleicher. One minute later, Schleicher scored a goal of her own slipping home a pass from sophomore Taryn Luzi. With just over three minutes left in the half, first-year Kayla Quirk scored her third goal of the season.
  • Graduate student Eliza Wild and junior Lauren Weppler added tallies in the final minute of the frame. Wild’s goal was assisted by Quirk and was her fourth of the season. Weppler’s goal was assisted by McGinty and was her first collegiate goal.
  • Just under three minutes into the second quarter, sophomore Claire Davenport scored her first collegiate goal. Griffin had an assist on the goal. Ninety seconds later, first-year Meredith Montgomery scored her second goal of the season.
  • With 8:36 remaining in the first half, Griffin pocketed her third goal of the season on a feed from Colvin. Just over two minutes later, Griffin notched a second assist, setting up first-year Katey Connolly’s first collegiate goal. The tally gave William Smith a 13-0 lead after 30 minutes.
  • Sophomore Ashlyn McPartlon scored 63 seconds into the second half. Her first goal of the season was on a free position shot. Just over a minute later, Tabitha Weier logged her first goal of the year on a feed from Davenport. It was Weier’s first collegiate goal.
  • With 7:24 remaining in the third quarter, Luzi scored her fourth goal of the year. Connolly was credited with an assist on the tally.
  • Just over two minutes later, Jamison broke up the shutout bid with her 18th goal of the season.
  • With a minute remaining in the frame, Fulton scored her second goal of the game. Her third career goal was assisted by sophomore Alexandra Tapia and gave the Herons a 17-1 lead after 45 minutes.
  • One minute into the final frame, Tapia notched her first goal as a Heron. It was assisted by MacMurray. Two minutes later, MacMurray logged her second goal of the game.
  • Wild’s second goal of the game and fifth of the season extended William Smith’s lead to 19 goals. Connolly added her second goal of the game two minutes later.
  • The Herons scored the final four goals of the game in the final 5:24 of regulation. Sophomore Jess Finnerty scored twice. One was unassisted the other was set up by Colvin. Davenport and Weppler also scored during the closing stretch. Griffin and Meredith Montgomery assisted Davenport’s goal assisted on Weppler’s goal.

UP NEXT

William Smith will conclude its road trip tomorrow, April 14, when it heads to Middletown, Connecticut, to take on Wesleyan. The game is scheduled to begin at 1 p.m.