Women’s Lacrosse Falls 15-2 in Non-conference Play at Sage

britney potter carries the ball

ALBANY, N.Y. – Southern Vermont College was downed 15-2 Tuesday night by The Sage Colleges in non-conference women's lacrosse action at the Albany College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences' Athletics Field.

The Gators ran out to a 5-0 lead before going into halftime on top by 10. The hosts then outscored SVC by four in the final 30 minutes to remain undefeated in the all-time series between the two sides (3-0).

Southern Vermont (3-6) is right back in action on Wednesday with a big-time home match against Elms College; that New England Collegiate Conference tilt between a pair of teams undefeated in league play is set to begin at 4 p.m.

SVC senior Natalie Rose Canterbury (New Hartford, Conn.) tallied a goal, four ground balls, and two draw controls while freshman Alex Safford (Burnt Hills, N.Y.) scored the other Mountaineer goal. Senior keeper Kristiana Goldup (Schuylerville, N.Y.) collected 10 ground balls and made 14 saves in the loss (2-2).

The Gators went up 5-0 before Southern Vermont got on the scoreboard. Safford converted on a free position shot for her 28th goal of the year at the 11:55 mark of the first as the Mountaineers were playing a man up.

Sage scored six unanswered goals to finish the half, however, and go into the break ahead 11-1. Playing with a man advantage in the second period, Canterbury put home her third goal of the year, but that would be it for the Mountaineers as the hosts added another two pieces of insurance the rest of the way while keeping SVC out of the cage.