BOSTON — The University of New England raced out to a 10-1 lead after just 13 minutes and cruised to a 19-8 win over Wentworth Institute of Technology in a Commonwealth Coast Conference women’s lacrosse match Tuesday afternoon at Sweeney Field.

The Nor’easters (8-4, 4-1 CCC) remained red-hot, winning their third consecutive match and sixth in their last seven tries. Wentworth dipped to 2-10 overall and is winless in four conference games.

Korinne Bohunsky was dominant for UNE, piling up game highs of five goals and 11 draw controls. All five of her markers came in the initial 12:54 of the contest. Jolena Lampron and Nicole Carvalho each scored three times, while Natasha Nary and Jocelyn Davee notched two goals apiece. Lampron also contributed seven ground balls and five caused turnovers.

Liz Glavin came off the bench to score a team-high three goals for Wentworth, which received a pair of scores from Brooke Paradis.

Goalkeeper Courtney Kendall played the opening 17:47 to earn the victory before giving way to Maritza Nary, who posted five saves the rest of the way.

UNE held an advantage in shots (38-17), ground balls (29-21) and draw controls (18- 10).

Hayley Patton made 17 stops and Liz Gunning had one for Wentworth.

The Nor’easters will host defending CCC champion Western New England University on Saturday. Game time at the Big Blue Turf is slated for 1 p.m.

Men’s Lacrosse

UNE 13, WIT 8

BOSTON — Alex Zadworny scored half of the University of New England’s six first-quarter goals, as the Nor’easters defeated Wentworth Institute of Technology 13-8 in Commonwealth Coast Conference men’s lacrosse action Tuesday evening at Sweeney Field.

UNE won for the seventh time in its last eight games to up its record to 9-5 overall, 4-1 in conference play. The Leopards dropped to 3-9 (1-3 CCC).

Zadworny, Dan Auger and Mitch Mullin finished with three goals apiece to pace the Nor’easters’ attack. Auger also contributed three assists to register six points – the fourth time in the last six games he has had five or more points. Tom Luttrell chipped in two goals.

Spencer Allen scored a game-high four goals for Wentworth. Alec Paradis (3 goals, 2 assists) and Nick Parent (5 assists) each totaled five points.

After a scoreless initial seven-plus minutes, the Nor’easters opened the scoring on a goal by Zadworny with 7:08 remaining in the first quarter. UNE would explode for five more markers in the quarter – two by Zadworny – to establish a 6-0 lead.

Allen tallied a pair of goals in the second as the Leopards outscored UNE 3-1 in the frame to cut into the deficit.

WIT would get as close as three (8-5) with 8:20 remaining in the third, but UNE countered with five of the next six goals to pull away. Auger capped the run with his third goal of the evening at 2:01 of the fourth quarter before Allen and Paradis closed the scoring in the final 1:29.

Sean Conger and Matt Layton combined to win 17 of 21 face-offs for UNE, which took 18 of 23 for the match. The Nor’easters also held a commanding advantage in ground balls (49-38), paced by a team-high six from Wyatt Erhardt and five apiece by Auger and Layton.

John Dusel (4 saves) played the first half in goal to earn the win for UNE. David Pearson was credited with five saves in the second half.

The Nor’easters have a date with nationally ranked Western New England University Saturday. UNE hosts the No. 17 Golden Bears at 4 p.m.


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