Women’s lacrosse falls 16-6 to UNH Wildcats (SPORTS)

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Megan Miller, News Editor

On Saturday, March 30, the Hartford women’s lacrosse team traveled to Durham, NH., to take on the University of New Hampshire Wildcats. In their inaugural season, UNH was the only team to shut the Hawks out and win by a score of 0-17. This year, the team competed and proved themselves as underdogs. While the Wildcats came away with the 16-6 victory, the Hawks continue to improve this season. The Wildcats put a majority of their goals behind Hartford goalie Cassidy Hock during the first half. Hartford’s one goal during the first was put in by sophomore Melissa Gratwicke at 11:25. Going into the locker room at halftime, the Hawks were losing 1-11. Although it would be too late to come back, the Hawks tied the second half against UNH with a 5-5 score. Out of the locker room, Gratwicke put her second goal of the game past the Wildcat goalie. In the last 18 minutes of the game, rookie Lily Belle Baker had a hat trick and senior Billy McLaughlin put one on the board off a pass from sophomore Megan Miller. With only five games left on the season, the team still looks for another win on the season. The team continues to travel for a conference match-up against Stony Brook on Wednesday, April 3. UMBC is set to travel up the Hartford on Saturday, April 6 to face off against the Hawks on Al-Marzook Field. The remaining games for the season include Binghamton, Albany, and UMass Lowell.