NEW BRITAIN, CONN. –Senior Natalie Langella scored six career-high goals to help the Bryant University women’s lacrosse team to their first victory of the 2021 season in central Connecticut on Wednesday afternoon.
Ten different Bulldogs contributed to Bryant’s scoring frenzy as the Bulldogs outscored the Blue Devils, 18-3.
Bryant 18, Central Connecticut 3
Registers: Bryant (1-1, 1-1) | Central Connecticut (0-7, 0-5)
Location: Arute Field (New Britain, Connecticut)
HOW DID IT HAPPEN
- In the first two minutes of the game, Alexa Weber shot the ball into the back of the net to kick Bryant’s score as the Bulldogs scored nine goals in the first ten minutes of play. Emily Diaz, Devon Bolen, Caitlin Bolen, Natalie Langella , Skylar Simmonds and Lily Auger each took part in the 9-0 race.
- The Connecticut center interrupted Bryant’s run with just under 13 minutes left in the first half, but the Bulldogs responded by scoring three more before halftime for Langella, Caitlin Bolen and Diaz.
- The Blue Devils started the second half scoring two quick goals, but Bryant quickly interrupted CCSU’s scoring and was unable to allow another assist for the remainder of the game.
- Four minutes after Central’s points surge, Langella had three straight goals before Alleigh Kempf, Peyton Woodward and Brooke Blanche ended the game with their first career goals.
GAME STATS / NOTES
- Langella led Bryant’s scoring with six career-high goals. The senior posted 10 shots, nine of which were on target, one assist and one draw control.
- Diaz was on five of Bryant’s 18 goals today, scoring two goals and three career best assists.
- Junior Cassidy Burns has distributed four career assists.
- Megan McCarthy commanded the circle with a set of 10 draw orders and picked up Bryant’s only turnover.
- The Bolen twins each scored two goals apiece.
- On the defensive end, Shea Farrell led the Bulldogs with three balls on the ground that tied his career record.
- Auger, Simmonds and Weber all scored one goal each and fired three shots.
- Kempf, Woodward and Blanche each scored the first goals of their Black and Gold careers.
- Sophomore Sam Ciancio earned her first career victory, stopping a career-high seven as she stood between the pipes.
- Bryant beat CCSU, 43-15, and scored 28 goals.
- The Bulldogs are 12-2 all-time against the Blue Devils and 5-1 in New Britain.
NEXT: MONT ST. MARY’S
Bryant hosts Mount St. Mary’s in their home opener this Saturday, March 24 at 1 p.m. on NEC Front Row.