Women's Lacrosse falls to New England College in NECC Finals

WLAX Huddle

LEICESTER, Mass. --- The Becker College women's lacrosse team saw their 2019 season come to an end In the Championship Game of the New England Collegiate Conference Tournament on Saturday afternoon at Alumni Field on the campus of Becker College in Leicester, as the top-seeded Hawks fell to second-seeded New England College, 18-6.

THE BASICS
May 4, 2019
Alumni Field, Leicester, Mass.
Score: New England College 18, Becker 6
Records: The Hawks of Becker 13-2 | The Pilgrims of New England 14-5

FOR THE HAWKS
• Freshman defender Kylian Kelly (Shrewsbury, Mass. / Shrewsbury) finished with a hat trick with three goals to go along with seven caused turnovers and six ground balls. In just her rookie season, Kelly set a school record for caused turnovers.
• Freshman attacker Julia Ravenelle (Barrington, N.H. / Oyster River) finished with two goals and one assist.
• Freshman attacker Clare Conway (Billerica, Mass. / Billerica Memorial), the 2019 NECC Rookie of the Year, posted one goal and one assist.
• Junior midfielder Samantha Carter (Boothbay Harbor, Maine / Boothbay Region) finished her season with an assist, five ground balls and two caused turnovers.
• Sophomore defender Rebecca Maloy (Vergennes, Vt. / Vergennes Union) finished with three ground balls and two caused turnovers.
• Senior goalkeeper Nikolle Storey (Cumberland, Maine / Kents Hill), who earlier in the day attended her commencement ceremony for graduating from Becker College, finished her storied Becker career with 12 saves in net. Storey, the 2019 NECC Goalkeeper of the Year, leaves as the program's all-time career leader in wins and saves.

FOR THE PILGRIMS
• Senior attacker Tara Bainbridge (South Hadley, Mass. / South Hadley), the 2019 NECC Player of the Year, dominated for NEC, with 11 goals and two assists.
• Senior attacker Alana Scott (Huntington, Vt. / Mount Mansfield Union) posted two goals and two assists.
• Sophomore attacker Madison Lacharite (Belmont, N.H. / Belmont) scored two goals on the day.
• Junior midfielder Tailor Chapin (Chelsea, Vt. / Chelsea Public), freshman midfielder Lauren Rich (Plaistow, N.H. / Timberlane Regional) and freshman attacker Sofia Castriotta (Framingham, Mass. / Hebron Academy) each scored a goal for NEC.
• Sophomore goalkeeper McKenzie Gallasso (South Windsor, Conn. / South Windsor) picked up the win with five saves between the pipes.
• Bainbridge entered the day with 495 career points, and with her sixth goal of the day with 25:40 to go in the game became the NCAA's all-time leading scorer with 501 points.

TURNING POINT
• With 15:49 to go in the first half, Conway scored to pull the Hawks to within one at 4-3. That was as close as it would get, however, as the Pilgrims scored five straight goals and never looked back.

NECC All-TOURNAMENT TEAM
Following the game, an awards ceremony was held by the NECC to recognize New England College as the conference champions, as well as awarding the All-Tournament team.
• From semifinalist Southern Vermont College, Alex Stafford and Sydnee Julian were named to the NECC All-Tournament team.
• From Elms College, Haley Richards and Emily Huber were named to the NECC All-Tournament team.
• From Becker College, Nikolle Storey, Clare Conway, Julia Ravenelle and Kylian Kelly.
• From New England College, Tara Bainbridge was named the Tournament Most Valuable Player while Alana Scott, Molly Gingras and McKenzie Gallasso joined her on the All-Tournament team.

A SEASON FOR THE AGES
The Hawks enjoyed their best season to date, going 13-2 overall and 6-0 in NECC play. Nikolle Storey was voted NECC Goalkeeper of the Year while Clare Conway was voted top Rookie and Becker head coach Ashley Mossey was voted Coach of the Year. Although their 2019 season comes to an end, the future looks bright for the program.

KEEP UP WITH THE HAWKS
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