Wagon Wednesday: Women’s Lax can’t be Stopped

Another week, another Wagon Wednesday. Welcome back! It’s a big week ahead, but let’s take a look back at the previous seven days. Women’s lacrosse highlights this week as they continue to demoralize A-10 opponents by outsourcing them 42-13 this week in back-to-back wins. Track and field is also on a hot streak as they filled up the podium in their latest meet. Women’s soccer started the week off last Wednesday dropping a tight road matchup against St. Joe’s. Saturday was a very busy day around UMass sports, though women’s soccer and track were the lone home teams on the first weekend with students welcome back in the stands. The week concluded yesterday afternoon with a dominating softball sweep over URI. Now let’s dive into this week’s top stars.

Our first star of the week is from the streaking women’s lacrosse squad. Senior attacker Caitlyn Petro had herself an afternoon on Saturday, notching a goal in the 21-goal onslaught of the Bonnies. However, the most impressive part of her game was her 20 draw controls, good for a program record. It’s only fitting that the New York native is the nation’s leading draw specialist. Pure domination this week from the Minutewomen has the team in a good position to continue their push towards the national rankings. 

On to our second star. This week we turn to the track where we find Abby Collins. The senior edged out her competition this weekend, sweeping first place finishes in both the 100m and 200m heats. Look at these times too, 12.51 seconds in the 100m and 25.91 in the 200m. SHEESH! You’re going to need slow motion to see her in those races cause those are some serious wheels Collins has. The whole track and field squad performed well this weekend too with a first place overall finish in the day’s events. 

Moving to our final star of the week, we jump back to the lacrosse field with Haley Connaughton. Making her second appearance on Wagon Wednesday, Connaughton deserved the nod as she ripped seven points against Duquense on Thursday by way of five goals and two assists. We’ve said it before, but our sources suggest that letting the Minutewomen get hot is not recommended. A-10 goalies might be receiving some sympathy cards soon the way this season is going. There’s not much else you can say here except wow! 

Now that we’ve sufficiently chirped A-10 goalies, that concludes this week’s Wagon Wednesday. This week is a massive one highlighted by hockey’s second straight Frozen Four appearance tomorrow night at 9 PM. Find some friends, find a TV and tune in because the natty is on the line. If you’re looking for things to do this weekend, field hockey, both lacrosse teams, and women’s soccer all have home games this weekend. Be there, be loud and be safe. See you right back here next week for another edition of Wagon Wednesday!


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