NASHUA, N.H. – University of Saint Joseph sophomore Rachel Foster (Newington, Conn.) matched a school record with seven goals to lead the lacrosse team to 15-6 victory Thursday over Daniel Webster College in a non-league game at Eagle Field.
Saint Joseph improved to 3-7 overall; Daniel Webster is 0-3.
Foster also had a seven-goal game against Anna Maria April 4, 2012 and sophomore Dayna Gambino (Newington, Conn.) had seven in one contest March 23 of this year, also against Anna Maria.
The Blue Jays spotted Daniel Webster a 2-0 lead as the Eagles scored twice in the first three minutes. But USJ came back with the next four tallies and would not trail again. Foster scored the first two goals for the Blue Jays and Eliza Doane (Suffield, Conn.) put St. Joseph ahead 3-2 with the first of her two goals. Foster's third goal made the score 4-2 and still the teams were just 4 minutes, 51 seconds into the game.
Daniel Webster pulled within 4-3, but Foster had two more first-half goals and Erika Leitao (Southington, Conn.) scored two of her three goals and the Blue Jays led 8-4 at intermission.
Gambino (two goals, two assists) scored twice in the second half and the Blue Jays steadily built their lead to the finish. Foster's final goal was the last of the game and came with 7:39 to play.
Brianna Tenore (Rocky Hill, Conn.) made four saves in goal to help preserve the win.
Saint Joseph will host the Albertus Magnus club team Sat. April 13 at 1 p.m. as part of Tailgate Day. The Blue Jays return to action in the GNAC Wed. April 17 in a 4 p.m. game at St. Joseph's of Maine.