PURCHASE, N.Y. – The Mitchell College women's lacrosse team wrapped up the 2017 season with a 20-6 loss at Purchase College on Saturday afternoon.
Ashley Murtha scored four goals to cap a stellar individual season. She finished the year with 87 goals in 11 games, shattering the NCAA Division III single season record for goals per game (7.91) set by Becker College's Tammy Mullen in 2009 (6.76). She also finished as the all-time NCAA career leader in the category with 236 goals in 36 games (6.05 per game), breaking a 22-year-old record held by Swarthmore's College's Julie Noyes (5.91 per game).
Purchase scored 13 of the first 14 goals in the game to take control in the opening half. A pair of scores by Murtha made it a 13-3 game at intermission, but Purchase extended the margin to as many as 16 in the second half. Willeen Pun scored a pair of goals over the final 11:45 to spark the Mariners late, raising her season total to 10.
Goalie Gillian MacLellan recorded 13 saves against 41 total shots.
Mitchell finished the season with an overall record of 3-8 under first-year head coach Erika Blozie.