First Half Shutout Leads Storm Over U. Indy in Rematch

Photo by Baker Media Productions
Photo by Baker Media Productions

INDIANAPOLIS—The Lake Erie College women's lacrosse team avenged a loss earlier in the season to the University of Indianapolis Sunday (April 17) with a 5-4 win in Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (GLIAC) play.

The first half featured a defensive battle between the teams with Hana Abu-Kwiek (Lewis Center, Ohio/Olentangy Orange) scoring the lone goal of the half on a free position shot with just over 30 seconds left in the frame.  Katie Holden (Whitby, Ont./Anderson C.V.I.) made four saves in the opening half as the Storm defense caused eight turnovers.

The Storm increased their lead five minutes into the second half off an unassisted goal by Kaci Asper (Syracuse, N.Y./Cicero-North Syracuse/Onondaga).  The Greyhounds were finally able to get on the board ten minutes later, cutting the Storm lead to one.  Two minutes later, the Storm took advantage of a man-up opportunity as Anna Spin (Auburn, N.Y./Auburn) found Abu-Kwiek for the goal. 

Thirty seconds later, the Greyhounds matched the Storm's goal with a free position shot. The back-and-forth continued as Mallory Quiggle's (Lewis Center, Ohio/Olentangy) free position goal which put the Storm up by two once again was met by a Greyhound free position goal a minute later.

The score stayed at 4-3 Lake Erie until Cecilia Spin (Auburn, N.Y./Auburn) netted a free position goal with just over five minutes to play.  Three minutes later, the Greyhounds brought the score within one with a free position goal.

The Storm kept their 5-4 lead heading into the final two minutes of the game.  Holden came up big with 90 seconds left, stopping a free position shot and wearing down the clock.  The Greyhounds eventually got position back but Emma Manning (Baldwinsville, N.Y./C. W. Baker/Onondaga) forced an turnover and picked up the groundball to seal the win.

Abu-Kwiek led the Storm with two goals.  Quiggle, Asper and Cecelia Spin also had goals while Anna Spin had an assist.

Holden ended the game with ten saves.

Anna Spin had a team-high four groundballs.  Breana Moser (Gahanna, Ohio/Gahanna) caused three turnovers and collected three groundballs and three draw controls.  Manning and Abu-Kwiek caused a pair of turnovers apiece. 

The Storm completed 13-of-14 clears and had 20 groundballs to U. Indy's 16.  The defense caused 14 Greyhound turnovers.

The Storm is back in action April 22 at home against Tiffin University.

-LEC-