Top-seeded SUNY Canton prevailed over No. 4 Husson, 20-4, in the second semifinal of the 2019 North Atlantic Conference (NAC) Women's Lacrosse Championship. Earlier in the day, No. 2 UMaine-Farmington bested third-seed Maine Maritime Academy, 12-4. The Roos and Beavers will face off for the championship title next Saturday, May 4 in Canton, New York.
Semifinal 1: #2 UMaine-Farmington 12 / #3 Maine Maritime 4
UMaine-Farmington got on the scoreboard first, with a free position shot from Isabella Monbouquette just under five minutes into the game. Julia Dillon evened the score a few minutes later, but Monbouquette took it right back and UMF continued to hold the advantage the rest of the way, taking a 7-2 lead into halftime.
Monbouquette led all scorers with four goals in the semifinal win for the Beavers. She also dished out two assists, picked up a ground ball, and caused two turnovers. Samantha Cross and Azure Illiano each contributed a hat trick in the win, with Alyssa Dolley and Keilly Lynch scoring one goal apiece.
Sydney Adams led the Mariner's offense with two goals on five shots and also picked up five ground balls and caused two turnovers. Christina Wilson and Dillon also scored in the losing effort.
The Mariners were were nearly with the Beavers in ground balls (33, 35), clears (17-26, 19-26), shots (20, 21), and turnovers (28, 25). UMF won 11 draw controls to Maine Maritime's six.
Heather Boland made eight saves in the win.
Semifinal 2: #1 SUNY Canton 20 / #4 Husson 4
SUNY Canton scored early and often, racing out to a 10-0 lead in the first fifteen minutes of action. Sierra Connor-Schade then put Husson on the board before Canton scored four more and headed into halftime with a commanding 15-1 lead. Three Eagles cleared the pipes in the second frame, but it was not enough to claw back from the deficit.
Molly Denny led all scorers with five goals on seven shots, and also racked up five ground balls, four draw controls, and caused two turnovers in the win. Jessica Pele contributed a hat trick, and five roos scored two each.
Canton held advantages in shots (42-10), free possession shots (13-3), ground balls,(25-18) and draw controls (18-7).