Women’s lacrosse loses tough battle against Raiders

Kaelyn Long, Staff Writer

The Bison women’s lacrosse team lost a close Patriot League matchup on March 31 against the Colgate Raiders by a final score of 13-10. The Bison move to a 2-8 record overall and 1-3 in the League.

The Raiders began the game with an early 2-0 lead. However, the Bison responded by outscoring the Raiders 5-1 to take a 5-3 lead with 11:50 left to play in the first half. Sarah Dohler ’20 was responsible for contributing the first two goals in less than a six minute span. After this Bison spark, the Raiders went on an 8-0 run. Although the Bison tallied five of the final seven goals of the game, Colgate was able to outlast the Orange and Blue for the win.

Morgan Steinhacker ’20 contributed two late goals in the second half, cutting the Raiders’ lead to 11-7. Eve Calabria ’21 rounded out the Bison scorers by contributing a goal with five seconds left in regulation.

Dohler finished with three goals, while Calabria finished with one goal and two assists, and Sophia Klaber ’20 finished with one goal and one assist. Goalie Jamie DeWitt ’19 finished the contest with six saves. Although the Bison led the Raiders 29-28 in shots and had a balanced offensive effort, they could not pull ahead on the scoreboard.

Steinhacker dominated the stat sheet, adding three ground balls, three caused turnovers, and two draw controls to her two-goal outing. Jessie Britton ’20 also forced four turnovers, and Katherine Doyle ’18 contributed a team-high three draw controls.

“Coming into the Colgate game, we were really focused on playing better as a unit on the field and winning the 50-50 balls. Although we came up short of the win, we made significant improvements in both those areas,” Steinhacker said.

Next up, the Orange and Blue will host Holy Cross, another Patriot League rival, on April 7 at 1 p.m.

 

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