The women’s lacrosse team ended its season with a 14-11 loss to Marist on April 20 at Tenney Stadium. Marist took advantage of a quick start, ending the Orange and Blue’s three-game winning streak, despite four goals and three assists from Katelyn Miller ’14.
The Red Foxes started off strong, scoring seven unanswered goals in the first ten minutes of play. Despite the shaky start, the Bison picked themselves back up, scoring four goals in a row. Madison Hurwitz ’13 assisted a goal to Ryan Wenk ’13 before scoring a goal of her own, while Miller scored a couple goals from free-positions. After tightening the score to 7-4, the Bison let up four more goals to the Red Foxes before the end of the first half.
Only 23 seconds into the latter half, the Red Foxes scored another goal, increasing their lead to eight. The Bison were able to outscore Marist 7-2 throughout the rest of the half, but were unable to make up enough ground to come away with the victory.
In the statistics round-up, the Bison led 31-27 in shots, forced 17 turnovers and were tied 18-18 on ground balls. The difference was made by the Marist goalie, who saved a total of 15 shots, compared to only seven saves for the Bison.
“Going into the game against Marist, we knew one of the main things we needed to do was win the draw,” Miller said. “We were unsuccessful in the beginning, which caused us to be down by a large deficit, but we never stopped fighting and had a great comeback, making the score within three goals. We had some great caused turnovers on defense and attack was working really well together towards the end of the game, but unfortunately we simply ran out of time. It was really emotional knowing it was the last game we will ever play with Madi, Adrienne [Wendling ’13] and Ryan, but I think this team has really improved since the beginning of the season and I think we are going to be even better next year.”
Miller ended the season setting career bests for herself, logging a total of 52 points, with 39 goals and 13 assists. Hurwitz also broke personal records this season, with 22 assists and 48 total points. She finishes her Bison career with a total of 129 points.