Women’s lacrosse loses momemtum, drops back-to-back games in wintery weather

Barbara Bell, Sports Editor

Women’s lacrosse brought its momentum from last week’s whirlwind home-opening win into another home game on Feb. 14 against Manhattan. Unfortunately, the Bison couldn’t hold on to a victory. After the 12-8 loss to Manhattan, the Bison then fell 17-2 to nationally-ranked Penn State on Feb. 18.

Manhattan players led a fast pursuit in the first half of Saturday’s frigid conditions with an early 6-0 lead.

Sam Rickels ’16 brought the Orange and Blue’s first point about 10 minutes into the half; her unassisted goal led a string of five Bison goals right before halftime. Ally Furbay ’16 also scored her first career goal with 1:29 left in the first half.

Emily Kookogey ’15 scored a goal within 39 seconds of an opposing player early in the second half. The Bison couldn’t hold on to the close game and let three more Manhattan goals slip by, and the game became 10-6. Kookogey scored two more goals, making the score 10-8, but Manhattan also followed suit with two additional goals. Kookogey had both a hat trick and an assist. Despite the loss, goalie Elizabeth Duswalt ’17 boasted 10 saves.

On Feb. 18, the team fell 17-2 at No. 10 ranked Penn State, discouraged by 23 turnovers and poor clearing efficiency. Highlights of the Orange and Blue’s performance included Kookogey garnering her eighth goal of the season and Eve Lukowski ’18 earning her first career goal. Gretchen Richter ’18 had five draw controls. Richter is fresh off Patriot League honors this week.

The Bison fall to 1-2 on the season but look forward to a competitive upcoming week of play. The Orange and Blue will host Johns Hopkins on Feb. 21.





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