Quinnipiac snaps two-game losing streak, defeats UMass Lowell 13-8


Michael LaRocca

The Quinnipiac women’s lacrosse team won its first game since Feb. 15.

Zack Hochberg, Staff Writer

The Quinnipiac women’s lacrosse team snapped its two-game losing streak Wednesday afternoon, defeating UMass Lowell 13-8. 

In their first away game of the season, the Bobcats got things started just how they drew it up, grabbing the opening goal, thanks to attacker Desiree Kleberg.

The senior recorded a multi-point game in Quinnipiac’s loss to then-No. 21 Yale on Feb. 22, and she continued to contribute to the Bobcats’ offense today, netting three goals. 

UMass Lowell came right back at the visitors, finding the back of the net twice within a minute to snag a 2-1 lead midway through the first quarter.  After tying the game, freshman attacker Mia Delmond thought she had given Quinnipiac the lead, but officials waved it off for a dangerous follow through. 

Unlike it had done in its two previous losses to Yale and LIU, Quinnipiac responded well to the adversity. The Bobcats killed off the Delmond penalty before she redeemed herself by scoring a goal that  counted, making it 3-2 Quinnipiac as the first quarter came to a close. 

Once the Bobcats grabbed the lead, they never gave it back. 

Senior midfielder Sophia Iaccino beat River Hawks freshman goaltender Hannah Shaddock twice in the opening three minutes of the second quarter to extend the Bobcats’ lead to three. 

The two sides battled back-and-forth for the remainder of the half, heading into the break up 8-5.

Quinnipiac continued to get good starts to quarters, as Iaccino continued to power the Bobcats’ offense, scoring the first two goals of the third frame to complete the hat trick. Like it had done all game, UMass Lowell fired back, scoring two more to pull itselves back into the game in the latter half of the third quarter. 

Later, Quinnipiac sophomore attacker Abby Wise scored her fifth goal of the season, converting on a man-up opportunity with 19 seconds to play in the third.

The Quinnipiac defense locked in during the fourth quarter, as the Bobcats allowed their least amount of goals all season to close out the victory. 

Kleberg and Iaccino both found twine in the final 15 minutes as the visitors cruised to a 13-8 road victory. 

The Bobcats are back in action on March 4 as they host Bryant at 3 p.m. looking to get back above .500 for the first time since their opening day win.