Women’s lacrosse handed loss against No. 11 Loyola

Kaelyn Long, Senior Writer

The Bison were on the road at Maryland for a Friday night game against the No. 11 Loyola Greyhounds, resulting in a 20-3 loss. The Orange and Blue currently sit at 3-4 overall, and 3-3 in the Patriot League after being handed their second loss at the hands of the Greyhounds.

The Greyhounds had 11 different players contribute on the scoreboard. The Bison were led by Laurel McHale ’22 as she added two goals on free-position attempts, one ground ball and two draw controls on the night. Kali Peeples ’21 netted the other Bison goal, while Lauren Kinnee ’21 contributed on the defensive side with six saves and five ground balls.

By halftime, the Greyhounds were leading with an 11-1 score. Offensively, they also led in shot attempts (33-13), shots on goal (26-11), and draw controls (16-8). Although, the Bison came up strong on the ground-ball battle, having the 16-12 advantage.

“We went in with a positive attitude, and we wanted to prove ourselves to the top team in our conference, and the No. 11  team in the nation. Loyola is a strong team. Even though it was a tough loss that didn’t go our way, we learned a lot about ourselves as a team. We are ready to make the strides needed to beat Army this weekend,” McHale said.

Next stop for the Bison is Army West Point on Saturday, April 24. The game will begin at 2 p.m.

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