Double defeat: Women’s lacrosse falls to Johns Hopkins, Columbia

Barbara Bell, Sports Editor

The women’s lacrosse team has had a tough season, and unfortunately this week’s matches against No. 20 Johns Hopkins on April 11 and Columbia on April 14 also ended in losses. The Orange and Blue were served a 16-5 blow by the Blue Jays and the Lions dealt out a 12-10 defeat to the Bison. Now, the team stands with a 0-7 conference record.

Against Johns Hopkins, Elizabeth Duswalt ’17 and Gretchen Richter ’18 might have come away as the team’s sole victors on the day: Richter scored three goals and goalie Duswalt had a career-high 15 saves.
Duswalt, for her part, was strong in the first half, and 10 of her 15 saves came from blocks and stops during the first period of play. In the second half, Johns Hopkins really broke away and went on a nine-goal rampage in which the Bison were left defenseless. The only remaining two goals from the Orange and Blue came from Ally Furbay ’16 and Emily Kookogey ’15.
Three days later, the team traveled to Columbia for an evening match-up. Richter once again was on top of the scoring board, this time with four goals. Maddy Molinari ’17 joined her with three goals and two assists, along with Christina Manis ’17 and Kookogey.
Although the game’s score (12-10) was closer than the previous game against Johns Hopkins, the Orange and Blue found themselves down by two goals only minutes into the first half.
Only one home game remains in the Bison’s regular season play. Their current overall record is 2-14. Senior Day, a celebration which usually takes place upon seniors’ last home match, will take place during the upcoming game against Boston University on April 18 at 1 p.m. The game will also be streamed on the Patriot League Network.
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