Women’s lacrosse drops game to University of Albany, regains footing against Howard

Anna Carroll, Senior Writer

The Bison women’s lacrosse team took to the road on Feb. 23 to face University of Albany. Despite Eve Calabria ’21 recording a five-point day for the Bison with three goals and two assists, the UAlbany Great Danes secured the victory 18-9. The Orange and Blue rebounded with a 23-0 defeat of Howard University on Feb. 27.


Against UAlbany, Tegan Warren ’20 also had a solid game with two goals. Sarah Dohler ’20, Kate Fiore ’20, Morgan Steinhacker ’20, and Emma Cashwell ’22 recorded a goal each.


Cashwell scored her first collegiate goal to bring the Bison out of a 2-0 deficit at the beginning of the game. UAlbany came back, making the score 4-1 in its favor but Calabria and Fiore scored back-to-back goals within a minute of each other to make it a 4-3 game.


The Great Danes responded with three unanswered goals and later stretched their 8-5 lead to 11-4 going into halftime. UAlbany kept their hot streak going early in the second half to stretch their lead to 15-5. Despite a late three goals from the Bison, two of which came from junior attack Warren, the Great Danes came out on top.


“Albany is a good team, but I think we were prepared mentally and physically for this game,” Warren said. “We never gave up, and while the score did not reflect the outcome that we wanted, there were a lot of good things that we did on the field. I think our team will grow from this experience.”


Despite the score, the Orange and Blue came out strong in the draw circle, winning 16 of 28, including four draw controls each from Fiore and Kali Peeples ’21. However, UAlbany strode to a 40-22 shot advantage while the Bison turned the ball over 18 times.


Goalie Jamie DeWitt ’19 tallied nine saves in goal and a team-high seven ground balls. Lauren Kinnee ’21 also came into the game to contribute one save.


The Bison bounced back to beat Howard University 23-0 on Feb. 27 at Graham Field. Fourteen players scored, including goalie DeWitt, who recorded her first collegiate goal.


The Bison look to take the momentum of their first victory and improve on their 1-3 record when they host Robert Morris on March 2 at 3 p.m.


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