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Storm Set Single Season Win Mark Against Urbana

(Photo by Ryan Baker/Baker Media Productions, Inc.)
(Photo by Ryan Baker/Baker Media Productions, Inc.)

PAINESVILLE, Ohio-- The Lake Erie College women's lacrosse team bounced back from their first Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (GLIAC) loss last weekend with a 19-2 victory over GLIAC foe Urbana University Friday night (April 12) in Painesville.

With their eighth win, the Storm (8-3, 2-1 GLIAC) surpassed their season win high of seven games set in 2012 and 2010. 

Julia Kudla (Harleysville, Pa./Souderton) set a new Lake Erie College season high in points tonight with nine points on one goal and eight assists, giving her 79 points on the season, besting her previous record of 71 points set in 2012. 

The Storm jumped to a quick three goal lead with goals from Samantha Gryba (Okotoks, Alberta/National Sport Academy), Howe and Ashriel West (Jamesville, N.Y./Jamesville Dewitt, all assisted by Kudla. The Storm scored five more times, two goals from Michaela Schock (Dover, Del./Caesar Rodney), two from Howe and one from Hana Abu-Kwiek (Lewis Center, Ohio/Olentangy), to make the score 8-0 before Emily Boerger got the Blue Knights (2-7, 1-2 GLIAC) on the board. Brittany Rabuano (Auburn, N.Y./Auburn) answered the Urbana goal with one of her own while Kudla and Gryba added one more goal apiece to take a 11-1 lead into the half. 

The Lake Erie offense continued to run on all cylinders in the second half, adding on eight more goals en route to the win. 

Howe led the Storm in goals with six while also assisting on one. Schock scored four goals, Abu-Kwiek scored three and assisted one one, West scored two and assisted on five, Gryba scored two and assisted on one, Rabuano scored one goal, and Kim Dang (Canton, Ohio/Massillon Jackson) had two assists to round out the points for the Storm. 

Emily Rock (Hamilton, Ohio/Lakota West) picked up the win in net for the Storm, making three saves. On the defensive end, Abu-Kwiek collected a team-high five groundballs and Rabuano and Gryba had three as the Storm owned a 20-13 advantage in that category. West and Howe combined for 10 draw controls, six and four respectively, to lead the Storm to a 17-5 advantage. 

The Storm are back in action Sunday, April 14, when they travel to Alderson-Broaddus College for a GLIAC contest at 11 a.m.