Hamden, Conn. – Five different Bobcats registered points on Thursday afternoon, but the Quinnipiac University women's lacrosse team was defeated by former conference rival Bryant, 18-5, at the Quinnipiac Lacrosse Field in Hamden. Sophomore Kathleen DeVito (Glastonbury, Conn.) scored a career high two goals for Quinnipiac.
Michaela Tinsley (Shrewsbury, Mass.) and Kayla Fu (Severna Park, Md.) tallied a goal each while Kelly Babstock (Mississauga, Ontario) made her first appearance in a women's lacrosse uniform adding a goal and an assist.
Bryant got on the board 59 seconds into the game. The Bulldogs scored eight goals through the first 15 minutes of the game as they took an 8-0 lead. DeVito scored with 14:38 left in the half to put the Bobcats on the board. After two more Bulldogs goals DeVito added her second of the game and her third on the season. Bryant closed the half scoring four more goals taking a 14-2 lead into halftime.
Lauren Descalzo was the leading scorer in the first half for Bryant with four goals while Kimberley Sniffen added three goals of her own for the Bulldogs.
The major advantage for Bryant in the first half were draw controls. Bryant won the first six draw controls of the game and held a 13-4 first half advantage in draw controls. Quinnipiac held a 6-4 ground balls advantage, but the Bulldogs were able to hold a 19-4 first half shots advantage.
Bryant opened the second half scoring two more goals before Fu put another one on the board for the Bobcats. With a little over eight minutes remaining Michaela Tinsley added her eighth goal of the season off the first career assist from Quinnipiac women's ice hockey all-time leading scorer Kelly Babstock. Babstock rounded out the scoring for the Bobcats as she scored her first career lacrosse goal with 5:19 left in the game.
Quinnipiac improved in the second half holding a 9-5 ground balls advantage while being even with the Bulldogs in second half draw controls (4-4). Quinnipiac managed nine second half shots and forced nine Bryant turnovers.
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