The University of Southern Maine’s Women’s Lacrosse team opened conference play with a win against Castleton University on April 1. Graduate student Rachel Shanks led scoring with four goals, while sophomore Emily Cloutier added three. Juniors Jill Nichols and Kaiya Gatchell, as well as freshman Maddie Kinney, contributed two each; goalies Cece Racine and Lydia Laslavic split time in net, limiting Castleton to just three goals between the two of them.
Their second conference game of the season took place against Eastern Connecticut on April 8. This was the first meeting between the two teams since they faced off on Hannaford Field for a playoff game last season and USM came away with a 18-3 victory. The Huskies battled their way to another win with Shanks scoring a game-high seven goals.
They are currently 2-0 in conference games and will play at UMass Dartmouth on April 14 (6pm).
The Men’s Lacrosse team opened conference play with an unfortunate loss to Massachusetts Maritime Academy on March 31. Despite an unfavorable result, four Huskies got on the board with multiple points including senior Omar Contreras (4 goals, 1 assist), junior Schulyer Wetmore (2 goals, 1 assist), and sophomore Tucker Nussinow (2 goals, 1 assist). The Huskies played their second conference game on April 8 but fell short against Keene State. Wetmore and senior Nick James each had 4 goals in the contest.
They are currently 0-2 in conference games and will play again on April 15 at Hannaford Field against Western Connecticut State (1pm).