Lacrosse splits games: women defeat American

Marta Considine, Staff Writer

Men’s and women’s lacrosse faced competitive opponents on April 8 against Mount St. Mary’s and American, respectively. The women were able to tally a win, while the men fell short in a tight match.

Women’s lacrosse traveled to Washington to take on American University. At the beginning of the first half, the score was even 2-2. Audrey Walsh ’19 netted three straight goals to give the Bison a 5-2 lead midway through the first half. The Eagles netted one, making it 5-3, but Morgan Steinhacker ’20, Walsh, and Courtney Burke ’17 put the Bison back on board as they each found the back of the net, widening the Bison lead to 8-3 at half.

American came back fighting in the second half, outshooting the Bison 18-4. Elizabeth Duswalt ’17 was a wall in goal, totaling eight saves in the second half. Eve Lukowski ’18 put the Orange and Blue on the board with an assist from Becca Golding ’17, making the score 9-5. American didn’t stop fighting as they scored three more goals up until the final three seconds, making the final score 9-8. Christina Manis ’17 moved up on the single-season assists board to 30, placing her fourth.

The men traveled to Emmitsburg, Md. to play non-conference rival Mount St. Mary’s. The Bison came out strong turning a 4-4 tie midway through the first half into an 8-4 lead with goals from Will Sands ’18, Quinn Collison ’17, and Connor O’Hara ’18. However, Mount St. Mary’s took control of the game early in the third quarter as they netted a quick goal 17 seconds into the half. Mount St. Mary’s outscored the Bison 6-1 in the third quarter, making the score 9-10 up until the final six minutes of the game. In the final minutes, Mount St. Mary’s netted two quick goals to make the score 9-12. O’Hara kept the Bison alive as he found the back of the net with a little over one minute to go in the game. Although Jarett Witzal ’19 won the next face off, Mount St. Mary’s held on, defeating the Bison 10-12.

On the defensive end, Lukas Munoz ’18 led the Bison with three caused turnovers. Sands became the third Bison in program history to record 40 assists in a season.

The men continue their conference play April 15 as they travel to Easton, Pa. to take on Lafayette. The women will face Patriot League opponent Colgate at home on April 15 at 1 p.m.

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