PAINESVILLE, Ohio- The Lake Erie College women's lacrosse team improved to 5-0 on the season with a 19-3 win over the Alderson Broaddus University Battlers on Sunday (March 26) at Jack Britt Memorial Stadium.
Anastasia Crawford (Corning, N.Y. / Corning Painted Post East) and Mallory Quiggle (Lewis Center, Ohio / Olentangy) began the scoring for Lake Erie with goals in the first ninety seconds. Taylor Mathis (Corning, N.Y. / Corning) scored on an assist from Crawford one minute later. Crawford found the back of the net two minutes later, pushing the advantage to four. Alderson Broaddus scored a goal to cut the lead to three. Anna Spin (Auburn, N.Y. / Auburn) scored two consecutive goals in a minute span. 18 seconds later, Mathis scored her second goal of the afternoon. A. Spin assisted on a goal by Kaci Asper (Syracuse, N.Y. / Cicero-North Syracuse / Onondaga) with 17 minutes left in the first half. The Battlers added a goal two minutes later. Lake Erie scored five straight goals to extend the lead to 11 at the half. Mathis scored on an assist from Asper. Quiggle scored two goals on assists from A. Spin. A. Spin and Cecilia Spin (Auburn, N.Y. / Auburn) each scored in the Storm's first half run. Lake Erie led 13-2 at the break.
Crawford opened the second half with a score off of an assist from Mathis. Haley Andersen (Henderson, Nev. / Coronado) scored two straight goals as the Storm pushed the lead to 16-2. The Battlers scored a goal but C. Spin responded with a goal off a pass from A. Spin two minutes later. Kayla Bohn (Louisville, Ky. / Eastern) scored her seventh goal of the season from Asper. With seven minutes remaining, Quiggle scored her fourth goal of the day to make it 19-3 in favor of the Storm.
Quiggle led the Storm with four goals scored. Crawford scored three times while Mathis scored three times and had two assists. Andersen found the back of the net twice in the game. A. Spin scored three goals, had six assists, picked up three groundballs, and caused two turnovers. Asper finished with four assists in the game with her one goal scored.
Chloe Nottingham (New Westminster, B.C. / New Westminster Secondary) led the Storm with five groundballs in the game. C. Spin had two goals and five draw controls.
The Storm defense forced the Battlers to make 20 turnovers.
Lake Erie will return to the field with a nonconference matchup at Roberts Wesleyan on Wednesday (March 29) at 4:00 PM.