Women’s lacrosse falls to Holy Cross 19-13

Dani Kaufman, Senior Writer

The women’s lacrosse team traveled to Worcester, Mass. on April 6 to take on the Holy Cross Crusaders and lost a hard-fought 19-13 defeat. The loss drops the Bison to a 4-9 overall record and a 2-3 conference record.


The first half of play proved to be a back-and-forth battle. There were five ties during the opening half, and the largest lead either team had at any point was two goals.


Going into halftime, the score stood at 7-7, with the Bison having six different goal scorers in the half. Lillie Hunt ’20 started off the scoring followed by Morgan Steinhacker ’20 logging a pair of goals. Steinhacker finished the day off as one of three Bison with a hat trick, along with Julia Bradbury ’21 and Kali Peeples ’21. Another Orange and Blue player leading the stat sheet was Tegan Warren ’20 who tallied two goals and two assists. Callie DeWitt ’19 collected a game-best four turnovers.


The game continued to be back and forth during the second half as the Bison fought hard to tie it back up at 11 after being down. Holy Cross went on a run of their own to pull away from the Bison with around 15 minutes remaining in the game. Jamie DeWitt ’19 stood tall in net and had 11 total saves on the day, but overall, the Bison defense simply did not have many answers to the Crusaders’ attack.


“Going into the second half, we were pretty confident with the score being 7-7, we wanted to get out on them right away and secure a good lead,” midfielder Tace Sutherland ’20 said. “Unfortunately that did not happen, but our plan was to match their physicality and control the pace of the game.”


The Orange and Blue will be back in action when they take on the Boston University Terriers at Graham Field on April 13 at 1 p.m.


“With [Patriot League] tournament spots being so wide open this year, we know we have to go into our last four games with confidence and poise,” Sutherland said. “We need to treat each game as if it is the most important one of the year.”

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