NEW LONDON – University of Saint Joseph junior Dayna Gambino (Newington, Conn.) led a scoring barrage with six goals as the lacrosse team defeated Mitchell 24-2 Thursday in a non-conference game at Alumni Field.
St. Joseph won its second consecutive game and is 2-3 overall on the season. Mitchell is 1-3. The Blue Jays tied a program record for goals in a game, set March 23, 2013 in a 24-9 win over Anna Maria.
Francesca Mastria (Higganum, Conn.) scored for USJ just 43 seconds into the game to break the ice and a bunch of Blue Jay goals followed. Haley Tufano (Farmington, Conn.) scored for USJ just before the 10-minute mark that put the Blue Jays up 8-0 and Leitao's fourth goal of the first half, that came just four seconds before intermission, gave St. Joseph a 16-0 halftime lead.
Vicky Thai (West Hartford, Conn.) scored four goals for USJ and Mary Lam (Newington, Conn.) scored her first two collegiate goals. Justine Mojsa (Newington, Conn.) picked up a match-high seven ground balls for the Blue Jays.
USJ next plays Sat. March 29 at Rivier in a 1 p.m. GNAC game.