PAXTON, Mass. -- Simmons freshman Ashley Sheehan (North Attleboro, Mass.) scored a season high five goals as the Sharks rolled to a 20-4 victory over the Anna Maria AMCATS in Great Northeast Athletic Conference lacrosse action Thursday afternoon. The win pushes the Sharks to 3-1 (2-0 GNAC) while the AMCATS remain winless, 0-3 on the season.
Simmons had eleven different players fill the stat sheet in the win including, senior Rachel Wallace (Braintree, Mass.), who added four goals and two assists, Ali Stonehouse (Keene, N.H.), who posted three goals and one assist, and Stephanie Oliveri (Waltham, Mass.), who added two goals and a team-high three assists.
The Sharks opened the game with three goals in the first ninety seconds of the game, however the AMCATS settled in on offense and cut the lead to 3-1 when Adriaansen potted her second goal of the season at 24:46.
The Sharks poured in 10 unanswered goals to finish off the first half and take a commanding 13-1 lead into intermission.
Freshmen Emily Adriaansen (Pepperell, Mass.) and Kylie Dalbec (Portland, Maine) each notched a team-high two points for Anna Maria, while Michelle Costa (Hull, Mass.) and Brittany Jackson (Larchmont, N.Y.) both added a point. AMC opened up the second half with a pair of Dalbec unassisted goals to make it a 14-3 game.
Simmons responded with a 6-1 run to push the final to 20-4.
Crystal Derosier (Kingston, Mass.) and Kelly Last (West Haven, Conn.) spilt time between the pipes for a combined four saves on eight shots. Goaltender Sarah Lathrop (Milford, Mass.) posted 17 saves in the loss.
Anna Maria returns to action on Saturday when they travel to St. Joseph University for a 5:15 p.m. match at CCSU. The Sharks travel to GNAC rival Rivier on the same date for a 1:00 p.m. start.