BANGOR – When Dorian Gilmartin took over Husson women’s lacrosse this season the expectation was that she’d bring a fresh mind and focus to a program looking to take that next step.
She’s certainly put the eagles on the right path.
Husson enters the NAC playoffs as the No. 4 seed and will host Maine Maritime in the first round tomorrow at Boucher Field.
Gilmartin says she has added bits and pieces of lacrosse IQ to her team this season, but said most of the improvements have come from the players.
Husson believes it has what it takes to get past the Mariners as long as it sticks to its game plan.
“I’m all about you know little key words and key phrases here but I say control the draw control the world. We set the tone we get the first draw we get the first goal and then its our game from there on out. We get to control the tempo if we want to go faster or if we want to go slower when we are ahead we are able to do that,” Gilmartin said.
That game plan is contingent on the play of midfielder Amanda Deshaise who leads the Eagles with a staggering 52 points. The senior has been all that on offense for Gilmartin and the Eagles this season, something the first year head coach knew would happen.
“You know I’m not surprised at all by you know how she’s going to leave this program. She’s left such a big mark on it. She’s going to leave here name all over the record books and that’s something I totally saw coming in. Even in the fall when I first got here,” Gilmartin said.