BUZZARDS BAY, Mass. -- Senior Melissa Renauld (Framingham, Mass.) tallied four goals and three assists, including the 300th point of her career, to lead the visiting Bridgewater State University women's lacrosse team to a 14-5 Massachusetts State Collegiate Athletic Conference (MASCAC) victory over Massachusetts Maritime Academy on Tuesday evening at Clean Harbors Stadium.
The Bears improve to 8-6 on the season and 4-0 in the MASCAC, while the host Buccaneers fall to 0-8 overall and 0-4 in conference play.
Renauld became just the fifth player in BSU women's lacrosse history to reach the 300-point plateau. The milestone point was an assist on sophomore Elizabeth Ettridge's (Marshfield, Mass.) goal to open the scoring in the second half. Renauld now has 304 points (210 G, 94 A) in four seasons with the Bears.
Ettridge finished with a game-high five goals for the Bears, while senior Alex Lynch (Plainville, Mass.) also notched four goals and three assists.
Bridgewater broke open a two-goal game by scoring three times in the final 2:42 of the opening half to take an 8-3 advantage at the break. Renauld and Ettridge combined for four tallies in the first 8:53 after intermission to extend that margin to 12-3 with just over 21 minutes remaining in the match. Junior Brooke Buckner (Foxboro, Mass.) accounted for the other marker of the night for Bridgewater State, which received four assists from freshman Victoria McDonough (Marshfield, Mass.) and a pair of helpers off the stick of junior Haley Riley (Wakefield, Mass.).
Junior Stephanie Hunt (Brookfield, Conn.) notched a hat trick in the setback for the host Buccaneers, who also received a goal and two assists from senior Christina Murphy (Forestdale, Mass.). Senior Dahlia Seggelin (Sharon, Mass.) tallied as well for Massachusetts Maritime, which received a helper off the stick of senior Ashley Solari (Sandwich, Mass.).
Freshman Hayley Barner (Westwood, Mass.) picked up her second win of the season with a five save effort in goal for Bridgewater State, while junior Mikayla Correia (Dartmouth, Mass.) made seven stops in the setback for Massachusetts Maritime, as the Bears outshot the Buccaneers by a 22-11 margin overall and held a 15-6 edge in draw controls for the contest.
The MASCAC schedule continues for both teams on Saturday. The Bears entertain Fitchburg State University at 11:00 AM, while the Buccaneers head to North Adams, Mass. to take on MCLA at 3:00 PM.
Notes: Renauld joins Shannon Manning (384 pts.), Jenny Jones (376 pts.), Paula Habel (336 pts.) and Courtney Lennon (305 pts.) on the Bears' 300-point club....Renauld also moved into fourth place on BSU's all-time goal scoring list with 210 career goals. She surpassed Katie DeMaio who netted 207 goals from 2007 to 2010.