WENHAM, Mass.—An 8-0 in the middle of game pushed Salve Regina past Gordon in Commonwealth Coast Conference women's lacrosse action on Monday night at the Brigham Athletic Complex. After falling behind early, Salve got its offense in gear at the right time to surge to a 14-9 win over the Fighting Scots.
The Seahawks broke a five-game losing streak in the process and now move to 6-6 overall and 2-3 in the CCC. Gordon drops its second consecutive CCC game, which places them at 3-2 and 8-5 overall. The win was just the second all-time for Salve Regina versus Gordon. The Seahawks are now 2-19 all-time versus the Scots, winning for the first time since 2002 in the series.
Both teams seemed to settled into a half-field game early on, waiting patiently for the right opportunity to attack. Gordon got on the board first as Hannah Schilke (Westerly, R.I.) kicked off a big day with an unassisted strike.
Not to be outdone, MC Aston (Greenwich, N.Y.) put one home just 40 seconds later to give Gordon a one-goal lead once again, which held for seven minutes of gameplay.
Kline got onto the statsheet for the first time in the 12th minute before leading scorer Maddie Villareal (Portsmouth, R.I.) gave her team their first lead of the game at the midway point of the first.
Gordon countered right back with Schilke's second of the day before the senior assisted on a goal by Anna Rourke (Hamilton, Mass.). However, from there Gordon went quiet on the offensive end, going almost 30 minutes without a score.
Salve Regina took advantage on the other end, scoring eight straight goals during the Scots' scoreless streak. Courtney Moulton (Merrimack, N.H.) was a handful with four goals in the span, and finished with five for the game to double her amount for the year.
Down 13-5, Gordon ended the game on a high note with a 4-1 run, but time ran out on the comeback bid.
Kline, Villareal and Moulton all finished with five points apiece to lead the Seahawks to the big win. Kline was particularly effective on the draw with eight draw controls and three caused turnovers. Bridget Newbury (Bridgewater, Mass.) made eight saves to earn the win.
Schilke led Gordon with four points, while Aston and Caroline Walton (Irvine, Calif.) both nabbed three. Emma Ellsworth (West Chester, Pa.) had three caused turnovers while Melanie Dwyer (Reading, Mass.) made 13 saves.
Gordon will host another important CCC matchup on Wednesday with UNE coming to town. Salve will host Nichols on the same day at 4 p.m.