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Gators Secure 2-1 Comeback Win on Senior Day

Gators Secure 2-1 Comeback Win on Senior Day

CHESTNUT HILL, Mass. – Trailing 1-0, junior Sybil Lynch (Hoboken, N.J.) and freshman Sarah Orsette (Westland, Mich.) scored within a minute of each other to elevate the Gators over Daniel Webster and earn them their first win of the year.

The victory moves Pine Manor's record to 1-11, while the loss drops the Eagles to 1-10.

Senior backs Samantha Jones (Springfield, Mass.) and Nevina Smallpiece (Boston, Mass.) were celebrated before the game and played strong defensively, keeping the game close and setting the stage for Pine Manor's late comeback.

Maria Vaughan (Okinawa, Japan) earned her first-career win in goal. Though she only made one save on the day, she was instrumental in the victory constantly coming off her line to stop the Eagles attack before they could a shot off.

Daniel Webster got on the board first, scoring in the 11'. Junior midfielder Natalie Nagle (Dolgeville, N.Y.) played a long through ball from midfield toward the corner. Freshman Amanda Dargee (Melbourne, Fla.) chased the ball down and was able to beat Vaughan to give the guests the 1-0 lead.

The score would stay that way until the 65' when Christy Cruz (Jamaica Plain, Mass.) played a through ball up the left side. Lynch ran onto it, getting behind the Daniel Webster defense and beat the keeper to knot the score at one.

Less than a minute later, Lynch would find the ball at her feet once again. This time she was able to find Orsette, who put the ball inside the far post giving her team the lead. It was the first collegiate goal for the first-year midfielder and also her first two career points.

Pine Manor will try to extend this momentum into their next contest when they will play in the first round of the Great South Athletic Conference (GSAC) tournament in two weeks.

Daniel Webster will have to regroup for a match on Wednesday when they host Newbury in a NECC matchup at 4 p.m.