Solari, Pingree Pace Buccaneers in Ladies’ Lacrosse Romp Over Mitchell

BUZZARDS BAY — It appears that Cape Cod, indeed, produces some pretty gifted student-athletes.

All totaled, former Cape high school lacrosse standouts scored 11 of Massachusetts Maritime’s 17 goals yesterday, with an astounding five from former Blue Knight Ashley Solari, three from former Mashpee Falcon star Brianna Pingree, two from former Blue Knight Christina Murphy and one from Sagamore Beach’s Kianna Carpenter, a former Bourne Canalmen standout.

Massachusetts Maritime Academy's Ashley Solari, a former Sandwich Blue Knight, netted five goals and had one assist in the Buccaneers' victory over Mitchell College Thursday afternoon. Photo courtesy of MMA Athletics

Massachusetts Maritime Academy’s Ashley Solari, a former Sandwich Blue Knight, netted five goals and had one assist in the Buccaneers’ victory over Mitchell College Thursday afternoon.
Photo courtesy of MMA Athletics

Solari (Sandwich), a Buccaneer sophomore,  netted five goals and an assist for six points to lead Massachusetts Maritime to a 17-6 non-league college women’s lacrosse victory over Mitchell Thursday evening at Clean Harbors Stadium.

The host Buccaneers (4-2) jumped out to leads of 4-2 and 6-3 in the opening 5:25 of action before scoring the final eight goals of the half, including four by Solari and two from freshman Brianna Pingree, to build a 14-3 advantage at the break. Markers by sophomores Melissa Harris (Scituate) and Kianna Carpenter in the opening 14 minutes after intermission gave Massachusetts Maritime its largest cushion of the contest and enabled the hosts to surpass the school single-season mark for victories just six matches into their fourth varsity campaign.

Pingree notched a hat trick and an assist to finish with four points for the Buccaneers, who also received two goals and three assists each from junior Molly Smith (Westwood) and freshman Stephanie Hunt (Brookfield, CT) in the triumph. Sophomore Christina Murphy (Forestdale) also tallied twice in the win for Massachusetts Maritime, which also received a goal from sophomore Sinead McNaboe (Leicester) and a pair of assists from sophomore Dahlia Seggelin (Sharon).

Sophomore Ashley Murtha (South Windsor, CT) scored four goals in the setback for the visiting Mariners (0-5), who also received single markers off the sticks of freshmen Christina Jando (Naugatuck, CT) and Tiana Fillmore (Norwich, CT). Freshman Mikayla Correia (Dartmouth) picked up her third win of the season without having to make a first half save in goal for Massachusetts Maritime, which also received four second stops from senior Deb Langley (Abington), while sophomore Taylor Dansereau (Griswold, CT) made five saves in the setback for Mitchell. The Buccaneers outshot the Mariners by a 25-11 margin and held a 16-9 advantage in draw controls on the evening.

Massachusetts Maritime hosts Bridgewater State in a Massachusetts State Collegiate Athletic Conference match at Clean Harbors Stadium beginning at 1:00 p.m., while Mitchell heads to Hartford, Conn. on Monday afternoon to take on Saint Joseph (CT) in a non-league outing that begins at 4:00 pm.


MCH GOALS: Ashley Murtha (4), Christina Jando, Tiana Fillmore

MMA GOALS: Ashley Solari (5), Brianna Pingree (3), Stephanie Hunt (2), Molly Smith (2),

Christina Murphy (2), Melissa Harris, Sinead McNaboe, Kianna Carpenter

MMA ASSISTS: Hunt (3), Smith (3), Dahlia Seggelin (2), Pingree, Solari


MCH: Taylor Dansereau—5

MMA: Mikayla Correia—0, Deb Langley—4

— Massachusetts Maritime Academy Director of Sports Information Jim Seavey provided this story and it was edited by Sports Editor Sean Walsh.

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