BOSTON, Mass. – First year midfielder Molly Reinhold (Mystic, Conn.) netted a career-high seven goals and added an assist to lead the Simmons College women's lacrosse team over visiting Albertus Magnus College, 22-6, this afternoon in Great Northeast Athletic Conference play at Daly Field in Brighton, Mass. The Sharks improve to 6-3 overall and 1-2 in league play, while the Falcons fall to 3-4 and 0-3.
Simmons held a 34-13 shot advantage and won 20 of 30 draws in the match.
Reinhold's eight points are the second-most in a game in school history. She also added six draw controls and a ground ball for the Sharks, while junior midfielder Mallory Cottam (Hope, R.I.) tallied six points, including four goals to go with six draw controls and a pair of caused turnovers. Senior attacker Kasey Fries (Bridgewater, Mass.) scored four times and added an assist. Sophomore midfielder Kingsley Richards (Lexington, Mass.) matched her career high with three markers and classmate Amina Mansouri (Revere, Mass.) tied her career best with two goals. Richards also won five draws and caused a turnover. First year goalie Cat Cross (Beverly, Mass.) stopped two shots in the first half, while senior Chyenne Yeager (Indiana, Pa.) turned away three shots in the second stanza.
Junior attacker Aida Sarr (Bronx, N.Y.), sophomore attacker Courtney Cacace (Brookfield, Conn.) and first year attacker Alix Hughes (Trumbull, Conn.) each registered a pair of goals for Albertus Magnus. Cacace also came up with four draw controls and a pair of ground balls. Sophomore midfielder Kaitlin D'Agostino (Hamden, Conn.) won four draws and picked up a ground ball for the Falcons as well. Junior goaltender Lexie Fenn (Oakville, Conn.) made five saves in the first 35:22 of play, before junior Grace Vestro (Waterbury, Conn.) recorded three stops in the final 24:38 of action.
Simmons scored 10 of the first 11 goals to open the game, fueled by three goals from Reinhold and Richards each, to take a 10-1 lead with 14:08 left to play in the first half. Hughes scored the lone goal for Albertus Magnus with a player advantage during the Sharks' scoring barrage. Cacace and Hughes bookended goals from Fries and Simmons senior attacker Jolene Potter (Readfield, Maine) to put the visitor's deficit at 12-3 with 8:28 remaining in the first period. The Sharks closed out the half with three straight goals, including two from Cottam, to take a 15-3 halftime advantage.
Sarr scored the first goal of the second half just 90 seconds into the period for the Falcons, before Simmons scored seven of the final nine goals to finish the game. Mansouri scored both of her goals in the half for the Sharks, while sophomore defender Jessica Andrew (Lakeland, Fla.) scored her first marker of the season for Simmons.
The Sharks return to action on Tuesday, April 3 when they travel to Newton, Mass. to take on GNAC foe Mount Ida College at 6:00 p.m., while Albertus Magnus returns to Boston on the same day to play league rival Emmanuel College (Mass.) at Clemente Field for a 7:00 p.m. draw.