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UMass Falls to Navy in NCAA Action, 23-11

Release: 05/14/2017
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Courtesy: Associated Press

PHILADELPHIA - Navy used an 8-1 run to propel the Midshipmen to a 23-11 win over the UMass women's lacrosse team in the NCAA Second Round on Sunday afternoon at Penn Park's Dunning-Cohen Field. The Minutewomen reached the second round for the fourth time in the last five years, but saw their season end with a 17-4 overall record.

Navy (17-4) jumped out to an early 8-1 lead over the first 13 minutes of play. The Minutewomen closed the gap to as few as three goals in the first half, but trailed 12-7 at the intermission. The Midshipmen started the second half with six straight goals thanks in part to six consecutive draw wins giving Navy a double-figure lead for the balance of the half.

Julia Collins led Navy with a school-record eight goals while also hauling in eight draw controls. Her sister Jenna Collins had two goals and six assists, while Kelly Larkin had a game-high nine points on three goals and six assists. Morgan Young added a seven-point game with three goals and four assists. Ingrid Boyum made seven saves in cage in 58 minutes of work for the win.

UMass was led by three goals from Kaitlyn Cerasi (1 assist) and three from Callie Santos. For Santos, her second goal of the day gave the senior 100 for her career in her final game. Kiley Anderson added two goals, while Holly Turner (2 assists), Sarah Crowley and Hannah Murphy each added one. Crowley finished with eight draw controls as well - just one shy of a career-best.

Murphy added two draw controls in the game closing out her career with school records for single season (212) and career (522) draw controls. She ranks third all-time in the NCAA for both career and single-season draws.

Navy held a 34-to-25 shot advantage for the game and a 20-to-14 edge in draw controls. The Midshipmen won 11-of-15 draws in the second half which allowed them to extend their halftime lead.

After falling in the early hole, UMass chipped away at the 8-1 Navy lead when Holly Turner found herself one-on-one with Boyum after Brianna Sacks forced a turnover at midfield and then lobbed a pass ahead to the streaking attack. Santos scored a minute later to make the score 8-3.

The teams traded a pair of goals after that before unassisted scores from Murphy and Anderson pulled UMass within three, 10-7, with just under eight minutes left in the first half. Navy scored two more times to close out the half taking a 12-7 lead into halftime.

The second half started with Navy winning the first six draws and scoring on each before Allison Ryan was able to win one for UMass that led to Santos' second goal of the game with 21:25 to go.

Cerasi scored two minutes later on a head's up play where she batted a loose ball into the net just outside the near post. Santos added her third of the day on an unassisted drive with 18:37 remaining to make the score 18-10.

Navy responded with five consecutive goals to put the game out of reach. Crowley, UMass' leader for single-season caused turnovers, potted her sixth goal of the year with 1:07 left to close out the scoring.

UMass reached the NCAA Second Round after defeating No. 10 Colorado, 13-7, on Friday night at Penn Park. Sunday's loss snapped a 16-game win streak for the Minutewomen - tied as the longest streak of consecutive wins in program history.


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