KINGSTON — Vassar College scored nine first half goals en route to a 16-1 win over SUNY New Paltz in a women’s lacrosse match at Kingston’s Dietz Stadium on Wednesday afternoon.
Freshman Heather Axford had three goals and an assist for the (2-3) Brewers, which spoiled New Paltz’s season opener. Sophomore Jennifer Freud had the Hawks’ lone goal with 11:01 remaining in the second half on an assist from freshman Jacqueline Bunzel.
The Brewers outshot New Paltz, 40-6 in the contest. Hawk sophomore goalkeeper Adrian Grasso recorded 15 saves in the loss, while Vassar’s Bridget Milot, also a sophomore, made four saves.
New Paltz returns to Dietz on Friday for its 4 p.m. SUNYAC opener against Potsdam, and then travels to Wells College on Saturday for a 1 p.m. match.
COLLEGIATE WOMEN’S LACROSSE
Vassar 16, New Paltz 1
Vassar 9-7–16 New Paltz 0-1–1
Vassar – Heather Axford 3-1, Emily McLaughlin 2-2, Rashida Truesdale 2-1, Andrea Fleck 2-0, Beth Pierson 2-0, Gwen Schantz 1-1, Sarah Balch 1-0, Ellie Henry 1-0, Elizabeth Little 1-0, Sarah Milo 1-0, Angela Daigneault 0-1, Julie Katz 0-1. New Paltz – Jennifer Freud 1-0, Jacqueline Bunzel 0-1.
Shots on Goal: Vassar 40, New Paltz 6. Draw Controls: Vassar 9, New Paltz 8. Ground Balls: Vassar 40, New Paltz 34. Saves: Vassar (Bridget Milot) 4, New Paltz (Adrian Grasso) 15. Team Records: Vassar 2-3, New Paltz 0-1.