MANCHESTER, N.H. – Sophomore Marissa Daly (Marshfield, Mass.) scored five goals, including the game winner with 2:38 remaining in regulation, to lift the Saint Anselm College women's lacrosse team to Saturday afternoon's 10-9 victory against Queens (N.Y.) College at Grappone Stadium.
The Hawks win their fourth straight to improve to 4-1, while the Knights drop to 2-2.
Daly opened the scoring just 1:37 into the contest and scored again on a free-position attempt at the 19:03 mark to stake the Hawks to a 2-1 lead.
A pair of free-position goals from Kayleen Kelty and Heather Rosen, as well as a Shannon Doody tally off an assist from Rosen, put Queens in front, 4-2, with 13:24 remaining in the opening half.
The Hawks matched that as fellow sophomore Kaitlyn Stazinski (Pembroke, Mass.) set up Daly's third tally of the day just 11 seconds later. Free-position scores from sophomore Kelly Pickett (Chelmsford, Mass.) and Stazinski closed the first-half scoring and gave the Hawks a 5-4 advantage.
After the Knights tied the game 2:47 into the second stanza, Daly put Saint Anselm back in front at the 21:00 mark off a feed from Pickett. Doody jumped her team back into the lead with a pair of goals that made it 7-6 with 17:57 left, but a pair of free-position tallies from senior Carrie Brophy (Mansfield, Mass.), sandwiched around a free-position score from freshman Caitlin Villareal (Portsmouth, R.I.), opened up a 9-7 cushion for the Hawks with 8:36 on the clock.
Sarah Boucher potted her second of the game with 4:08 to go before Doody set up Rosen eight seconds later to knot the game.
Daly then struck for the fifth and final time with 2:38 to play and the Hawks held on for the win.
Freshman goalkeeper Jane Bunn (St. John's, Fla.) recorded eight saves to earn the first victory of her career, while Kahli Evans stopped 16 shots.
Saint Anselm held a 37-22 advantage in shots and earned 14 of the game's 21 draw controls. The Hawks were 6-for-15 on their free-position opportunities, while the Knights were 3-for-5.
The Hawks return to action Wednesday, March 20 at 7 p.m. when they take on Bentley University. The next home game for the Hawks is Saturday, March 23 at noon when they play host to American International College. Stay up-to-date with the latest news, including game previews and recaps, directly from the Saint Anselm College athletic department by liking us on Facebook and following us on Twitter @STAHawks.