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April 20, 2013

Blue Lacrosse Downs Smith; Robbins & Mscisz Score Six Each

NORTHAMPTON, Mass. -- The Wellesley College lacrosse team ended the 2013 season on a high note, defeating Smith College, 22-15, on the road on Saturday. The Blue end the campaign with a 7-7 overall record, 2-4 in the NEWMAC. Smith's record moves to 3-13, 0-6 in NEWMAC play.

The Pioneers opened the scoring with exactly one minute played, as Lillquist got on the board with an unassisted tally. After Claire Canty equalized at the 27:29 mark, Petru Bester restored Smith's lead 33 seconds later with her 24th goal of the season.  

After Tya Logan saved a shot from Jessica Lillquist on a free position shot, Wellesley reeled off three straight goals, all while playing a person down as Robbins scored once and Brit Mscisz twice for a 4-2 Wellesley lead.  

Lillquist responded with her second of the game to get Smith within 4-3, but a goal from Meaghan Fuchs, and two from Mscisz on either side of a Kate Detrick goal game Wellesley a 6-4 advantage.  

The two teams traded the next for goals, as Milger netted her second of the season to get Smith within 8-6.  Wellesley grabbed one more before halftime through Chesley Hooker.

The Blue went on a tear to open the second half, scoring five of the first seven and nine of the first 12 to open up an 18-9 lead.

Lillquist and Detrick scored 30 seconds apart to get Smith within seven, but Wellesley got goals from Hooker and Canty that pushed the lead back to nine.  

Smith made one final rally in the final four minutes, with goals from Rachel Silveria, Christina Vara, and Lillquist trimming the gap to six with one minute left.

Wellesley's Allison Robbins and Mscisz both collected six goals and one assist for the Blue, who also got five goals from Canty. Hokker added three scores, Meghan Peterson collected five assists, while Meagan Fuchs netted two and assisted on three.

Roy finished the day with two assists and five draw controls, while Alyssa Andres picked up a game and career-high of seven draw controls. Robbins rounded out her scoring with a game-high of four ground balls and two caused turnovers.

For Smith, Jessica Lillquist matched a career high with seven goals, while Silveria and Detrick each found the net twice. Silveria and Lillquist combined for nine draw controls between them, with Lillquist also recorded two ground balls and two caused turnovers.

In goal, Savannah Lawson made nine saves in net for Smith, while Logan had 11 stops for Wellesley.

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