NORTH CANTON, Ohio- The Lake Erie College women's lacrosse team won their first Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (GLIAC) game of the season with a 14-8 comeback win over the Walsh University Cavaliers on Thursday (April 13) night.
The Storm mounted a seven goal run in a 17 minute span, covering both halves and finished the game on a 12-2 run.
Lake Erie opened the game with two goals in the first three minutes of the game. Anastasia Crawford (Corning, N.Y. / Corning Painted Post East) opened the scoring and was followed by Taylor Mathis (Corning, N.Y. / Corning) one minute later. Walsh scored six straight goals to take a 6-2 lead over the next 22 minutes. Kayla Bohn (Louisville, Ky. / Eastern) cut the Cavaliers lead to 6-3 with a goal. Just seconds later, Crawford scored from an assist by Kaci Asper (Syracuse, N.Y. / Cicero-North Syracuse / Onondaga) as the Storm pulled within two. Within the final two minutes of the first half, Lake Erie rallied to tie the game at six as the Storm got two woman-up goals from Anna Spin (Auburn, N.Y. / Auburn) and Cecilia Spin (Auburn, N.Y. / Auburn), respectively.
C. Spin assisted on the Storm's first second half goal as Mallory Quiggle (Lewis Center, Ohio / Olentangy) gave the Storm a 7-6 lead three minutes into the second half. Crawford scored off of an assist by A. Spin as the Storm went up 8-6. With 18 minutes left, Haley Andersen (Henderson, Nev. / Coronado) made the advantage three goals with her first goal of the game. Walsh responded with a goal, pulling within two goals. Mathis scored her second goal of the night seconds later, as the Storm regained a three goal lead. C. Spin found the back of the net from a pass by A. Spin as Lake Erie led 11-7. A. Spin scored two of the Storm's next three goals as the Storm built a 14-7 lead. The Cavaliers capped the scoring with a goal in the closing minutes. The Storm defeated the Cavaliers 14-8.
Crawford had three goals and three draw controls. A. Spin scored three goals, two assists, and two groundballs. C. Spin added three goals, one assist, three groundballs, four draw controls and two caused turnovers.
Emma Miller (Mentor, Ohio / Mentor) led the Storm with four groundballs and four caused turnovers. Chloe Nottingham (New Westminster, B.C. / New Westminster Secondary) grabbed three groundballs and caused three turnovers. Breana Moser (Gahanna, Ohio / Gahanna) picked up three groundballs and forced two turnovers.
The Storm will be back in action next Friday (April 21) for the home finale against Tiffin.