WSU rolls Smith

Brooke Williams helped key Westfield's big win over Smith on Wednesday night. (Riley O'Brien Photo)

Brooke Williams helped key Westfield’s big win over Smith on Wednesday night. (Riley O’Brien Photo)

WESTFIELD – Nine different Westfield State players scored goals as the Owls posted a 19-9 victory over Smith College in a non-conference women’s lacrosse game at Alumni Field on Wednesday night.
Junior Meg Griffin (Granby/Granby, Conn.) scored three goals and handed out four assists to lead the way, with Caroline Smart (Weymouth/Weymouth, Mass.) adding three goals and an assist, while freshman Brooke Williams (Minnechaug/Wilbraham, Mass.) scored twice and had three assists for Westfield State. The Owls shared the ball well, finishing with 13 assists on their 19 goals.
Westfield grabbed a 6-1 lead in the first 15 minutes of the game and never looked back.
Smith was led by three goals and two assists from Jessica Lillquist (East Lyme/East Lyme, Conn.), while Julia Hamilton (Deerfield Academy/Williamstown, Mass.) added three goals. Sarah Price (Hudson/Hudson, Ohio) stopped 14 shots in goal for the Pioneers.
Westfield State out-shot Smith 41-24, and held a 33-18 edge in shots on goal. Westfield also had a 29-15 edge in ground balls.
The Owls have won four straight games to improve to 4-4. Smith falls to 3-7 on the season.

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