Women’s lacrosse suffers two tough losses

By Andrew Arnao

Writer

The women’s lacrosse team fell to Drexel on Sunday by a final score of 19-3. The Bison also dropped Wednesday’s home game against St. Francis 15-4.

While visiting Drexel, the Orange and the Blue fell behind early when the Dragons scored twice in the opening minute of the game and led 10-2 by halftime. Drexel then scored eight straight before the Bison made their third goal with 2:20 remaining.

“We had talked a lot about our game plan all week and we knew the things we needed to improve on, but we just weren’t able to execute them,” Ali Carey ’14 said. “We have a really talented team; once everything clicks we have the chance to be really successful.”

Julia Braun ’11, Katelyn Miller ’14 and Madison Hurwitz ’13 scored a goal apiece. Braun and Char Damico ’14 had two ground balls each, and Miller caused three turnovers. Goalie Alyssa DeLorenz ’11 made 16 saves.

“We need to be more aggressive on attack and create more shooting opportunities,” Miller said. “Ground balls win games and we need to focus on getting as many of these as we can and really winning all of the 50-50 balls.”

Against St. Francis, the Bison fell behind in a 6-0 hole before making it 6-2 by halftime with goals from Lindsey Ferro ’14 and Miller. Miller also opened the second half with a goal, but six more goals from St. Francis put the game out of reach with Hurwitz adding the final goal for the Bison.

DeLorenz made 12 saves for the Bison, who were outshot 34-21. St Francis also led in draw controls 14-7.

“Although we lost, I think it was good that we can pinpoint what we need to work on looking ahead to our league games,” Sophie Kleinert ’14 said. “We have a lot of important games coming up, and we can only learn from our losses.”

The Bison begin their Patriot League games on Saturday when they host Navy at 1 p.m.

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