MILTON, Mass.—The Norwich University women's lacrosse team dropped a non-conference decision to the Colonels of Curry College on Thursday evening by a score of 16-3.
With the loss, the Cadets fall to 5-3 overall, while the win boosts the Colonels to 8-5.
The Colonels were paced by Haley Carey, who netted a game-high seven goals. Mel Brickey and Malorie Knowlton chipped in with two goals apiece.
The Cadets trailed 2-0 after just 3:19 of play, but Lamarre's goal halved Curry's lead. The Colonels netted three more goals before Fitzpatrick scored her first goal of the day at 10:58. Curry tacked on two more scores in the final 10 minutes of the first half to take a 7-2 lead into halftime.
Curry netted nine second-half goals in the second half. Fitzpatrick netted a free-position shot with 23:51 to play, but the Colonels netted seven straight goals to wrap up the game.
Senior Irene Obuko (Chicago, Ill.) stopped nine saves in 49:55 of action, before giving way to junior Rebecca Horgan (Topsfield, Mass.), who tallied two saves. Christina Wallis recorded six saves en route to the win.
The Colonels held advantages in every statistical category, including a 26-4 advantage in ground balls and a 15-8 lead in draw controls. The Cadets committed 25 turnovers to Curry's six.
Fitzpatrick led Norwich in ground balls, draw controls, and caused turnovers with two of each. Alexis Cran totaled five ground balls and eight caused turnovers for Curry, while teammate Brickey won a game-high nine draw controls.
Norwich returns to action on Saturday, April 12 when they host the University of St. Joseph in a 4:00 p.m. Great Northeast Athletic Conference matchup. The Cadets will recognize six seniors playing in their final regular-season home game prior to the opening draw.