Women’s lacrosse tops Manhattan

Lauren Whelan, Sports Editor

With a win over Manhattan, the Bison have once again jumped out to mark their best record since 2009, moving to 3-1. The offensive efforts for the team were lead by Christina Manis ’17, Eve Lukowski ’18, and Maddy Molinari ’17, all helping the Orange and Blue rack up 19 goals for a 19-11 victory.

Molinari lead the scoring for the Bison with an impressive five goals, and marked an assist for another score. Manis was also an integral player for the team’s offense on the day, dishing out four assists as well as converting four goals of her own. Lukowski added three goals, and further showed her strengths by assisting five teammates. Other notable offensive efforts came from Gretchen Richter ’18, who scored three goals, and Ally Furbay ’16 and Emily Becker ’16, who each scored a goal and tallied an assist. Callie DeWitt ’19 and Sam Rickels ’16, who each marked one goal, rounded out the scoring for the Orange and Blue.

The 19 goals for the Bison were especially impressive, due to the fact that they only took 31 shots in total. Their ability to convert on many of their opportunities was extremely important in the win. Richter, Rickels, and Katherine Doyle ’18 had some crucial draw controls to help the Bison in the midfield. On the back end, Jamie DeWitt ’19 protected the net by making five saves.

The Bison are gaining serious attention for their victorious start, as they lead the nation in assists per game and are ranked ninth in goals per game. Looking to build off of this momentum, the team will face St. Francis on March 12 for its next match up.

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