Big Second Half Lifts McKendree Over Storm

Photo by Jem Smith
Photo by Jem Smith

PAINESVILLE, Ohio – The Lake Erie College women's lacrosse team was in action today as they were defeated by McKendree University, 10-8. 

The Storm jumped out to an early lead as they opened the scoring when Mallory Quiggle (Lewis Center, Ohio / Olentangy) found the back of the net off of an assist by Anna Spin (Auburn, N.Y. / Auburn).  The Bearcats scored a goal to tie the game, but the Storm responded when Quiggle scored her second goal of the game off of an assist by Hana Abu-Kwiek (Lewis Center, Ohio / Olentangy Orange).  The Storm scored a second straight goal when A. Spin scored off of an assist by Abu-Kwiek, to make the score 3-1 in favor of the Storm.  Anastasia Crawford (Corning, N.Y. / Corning Painted Post East) gave the Storm a 4-1 advantage when she scored off of an assist by Quiggle.  The Bearcats tied the Storm with three straight goals with a little over four minutes remaining in the first half.  The Storm scored with 17 seconds remaining in the half to take a 5-4 advantage into the intermission.   

The Storm opened the scoring in the second half when Kayla Bohn (Louisville, Ky. / Eastern) scored an unassisted goal, to give the Storm a 6-4 advantage.  The Bearcats responded with a pair of goals and tied the game at six goals apiece with a little less than 23 minutes remaining.  After more than eight minutes of scoreless action the Bearcats scored four straight goals, and took a 10-6 advantage.  The Storm halted the Bearcats momentum when Abu-Kwiek scored off of an assist by Cecilia Spin (Auburn, N.Y. / Auburn) to make the score 10-7 with a little more than 10 minutes remaining in the game.  The Storm scored their second straight goal when A. Spin scored off of a free position shot with less than six minutes remaining.  The Storm was unable to complete the comeback and fell 10-8.          

Harmony Moore (Farmington, N.Y. / Canadaigua Academy) was in the net for the Storm, she faced 34 total shots, 22 of which were on goal and made 12 saves. 

The Storm was led by A. Spin as she had three goals, an assist, three draw controls and a groundball.  Quiggle added two goals, an assist, two groundballs, and a draw control. 

Lake Erie will return to the field Tuesday (April 5th) as they travel to take on Walsh University at 5 P.M.

-LEC-