Storm Opens GLIAC Play with Win Over Walsh

Photo by Jem Smith
Photo by Jem Smith

PAINESVILLE, Ohio— The Lake Erie College women's lacrosse team opened Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (GLIAC) play with an 11-6 win over Walsh University.

The Cavaliers scored the first two goals of the game before Kaci Asper (Syracuse, N.Y./Cicero-Syracuse/Onondaga) got the Storm on the board with a free-position shot.  After the Cavaliers increased their lead to 3-1, the Storm scored on their second free-position shot, this time by Anastasia Crawford (Corning, N.Y./Corning Painted Post East).  Crawford then scored her second free-position shot in a row to tie the game at three.  Hana Abu-Kwiek (Lewis Center, Ohio/Olentangy Orange) gave the Storm their first lead on a shot from 10-yards out.  In the final minute of the half, Mallory Quiggle (Lewis Center, Ohio/Olentangy) scored on an extra-man opportunity to give the Storm a 5-3 lead at halftime. 

Walsh got on the board first in the second half, but the Storm quickly answered with goals by Kayla Bohn (Louisville, Ky./Eastern) and Quiggle.  Crawford scored her third goal of the game off a pass from Anna Spin (Auburn, N.Y./Auburn) to extend the lead to 8-4.   After a Cavalier goal, Crawford scored her fourth goal, assisted by Spin, on a man-down opportunity.  The Cavaliers were quick to respond but Quiggle scored her third goal thirty seconds later to keep the lead at four.

After Breana Moser (Gahanna, Ohio / Gahanna) caused a turnover in the defensive zone, Abu-Kwiek took off down the field and scored her second goal of the game with three minutes and thirty seconds left.  In the final minutes, the Storm defense held tough as they wrapped up the win.

Katie Holden (Whitby, Ontario / Anderson C.V.I.) was in net for the Storm she faced 19 shots on goal and made 13 saves.   

Offensively, the Storm was led by Crawford as she had four goals, three groundballs, and a caused turnover.  Quiggle added three goals, had a team high four groundballs and two caused turnovers.  Bohn pitched in defensively with a team high four groundballs, two draw controls, and two caused turnovers.  Emma Miller (Mentor, Ohio / Mentor) added to the defensive effort with three groundballs, and three caused turnovers.

The Storm is back in action March 24th at the University of Findlay in GLIAC action.