UB Drops 2014 ECC Women's Lacrosse Opener To Dowling

UB Drops 2014 ECC Women's Lacrosse Opener To Dowling

Bridgeport, Conn.-The University of Bridgeport women's lacrosse team opened its 2014 East Coast Conference schedule on Wednesday afternoon with a 16-4 home loss against the Dowling College Golden Lions.  The Purple Knights are now 0-4 overall and 0-1 in the ECC so far this season.  Dowling is now 2-0 overall and 1-0 in conference play.

The Golden Lions raced out to a 14-0 halftime lead, but UB played hard over the final 30 minutes and outscored the Golden Lions 4-2 in the second half.

Junior Gabrielle Valela (Lindenhurst, N.Y.) scored three goals for Bridgeport, and classmate Alexia Costa (Providence, R.I.) netted the team's other goal.

Sophomore goalie Megan Carney (Norwalk, Conn.) made 10 saves on the day.

The Purple Knights will look to pick up their first win of 2014 when they host the St. Thomas Aquinas College Spartans in an ECC matchup this Saturday, March 8.  Game time at Knights Field is set for 1:00 p.m.