NORTHFIELD, Vt. - The Norwich University women's lacrosse team defeated the Mountaineers of Southern Vermont College on Monday afternoon, taking down their in-state foe by a 15-2 final score.
The goals came early and often for Norwich in the first half, as Kate Winstanley (Lansdale, Pa.) broke things open 47 seconds into the action with her first goal of the day. As it would turn out, the Cadets would go on to score nine goals in the first half to coast to a 15-2 victory.
Brynn Mendes (Centerville, Mass.) continued to impress in her first season at Norwich, filling the stat sheet with three goals, an assist, six groundballs, and four caused turnovers. In addition, Mendes tallied 10 draw controls on the evening, tieing her with Grace Fitzpatrick '14 for the second highest single-game total in Norwich women's lacrosse history.
Emily Schromm (North Attleboro, Mass.) totaled a pair of goals and a pair of assists, while Kate Winstanley led all scorers with five goals along with five ground balls. Michaila Furchak (Nyack, N.Y.) notched her first collegiate goal in her college debut, as Kayleigh O'Rourke (Lyndhurst, N.J.), Missy Preul (Scottsdale, Ariz.), Jordan Lutz (Hamburg, N.J.), and Ariana Lacombe (Groton, Mass.) rounded out the score sheet with a goal each.
Norwich outpaced Southern Vermont in just about every category, including shots (47-5), ground balls (34-15), and draw controls (13-6).
The Cadets improve to an even 5-5 on the season with the victory. They'll dip back into conference play their next time out, when they travel to take on the Lasell College Lasers on the road at noon.