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JU: Women’s Lacrosse Secures Win Over UMass Lowell

via JU press release/website, by Margaux Munick


Jacksonville, Fla. – The Jacksonville Women’s Lacrosse team won 16-4 against UMass Lowell Wednesday night. 


GOALS –  Sarah Elms (3) and Lauren Craft (3)
CAUSED TURNOVERS – Hailey Blachly (3)
GROUND BALLS – Molly Brock (3), Hailey Blachly (3), and Sarah Elms (3)


Jacksonville kicked off the first quarter with a goal from Brianna Samuels. UMass Lowell answered back with a goal themselves to tie the game 1-1. With two minutes remaining, Brianna Samuels then responded with her second goal. Grace Hobson finished the first quarter with a free-position goal. 

The Dolphins gained control of the game in the second quarter by shutting out UMass Lowell. Sarah Elms then scored twice, with Ellis picking up an assist. Ellis, also scored with under two minutes left in the quarter. Hudson Gentile and Maddy Orefice followed up with their first goals of the game. Lauren Craft earned two goals to elevate Jacksonville’s lead to 10-1. Molly Brock acquired a running clock for Jacksonville when she hit net with three minutes left. The score at the half was 11-1.

The Dolphins’ defense was a force in the third; Hailey Blachly intercepted a pass from the River Hawks, and earned Jacksonville possession. This was Blachly’s third caused turnover against the River Hawks. Kaila Stasulli also earned a caused turnover, which ultimately led to UMass Lowell once again unable to hit net. Sarah Elms earned the first goal of the quarter for the Dolphins to show the score 12-1. The final goal of the quarter was scored by Ainsley Scruggs off a ground ball pick up by Elms to close the quarter 13-1. 

Lauren Craft kicked off the fourth quarter with a goal for the dolphins at 13:40, the score read 14-1. The River Hawks answered back with their second goal of the game bringing the score to 14-2 Jacksonville. UMass Lowell went on to score two more goals before Jacksonville answered back with a goal from Madison Plitt to make the score 15-4. Jenelle Bennardo scored the final goal of the game for the Dolphins; the final score was 16-4 Jacksonville.  


Hudson Gentile scored her first goal of the season.
Jenelle Bennardo scored her first goal of the season.
Ainsley Scruggs scored her first goal of the season.
Madison Plitt scored her first goal of the season .
Jacksonville had a running clock starting in the second quarter

Jacksonville takes on Penn this Saturday, March 11, at 12 PM at home at Rock Stadium.