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Lake Erie

First-Half Run Lifts Storm Over Findlay

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

PAINESVILLE, Ohio-- The Lake Erie College women's lacrosse team continued their historic 2013 with a 24-12 victory in a Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (GLIAC) contest against the University of Findlay Friday evening (April 19). 

Meredith Howe (Fayetteville, N.Y./Jamesville Dewitt) led the Storm (9-4, 3-1 GLIAC) with seven points with six goals and one assist. 

Lake Erie scored the first three goals of the game, coming from Ashriel West (Jamesville, N.Y/Jamesville Dewitt), Allison Trombetti (Lewis Center, Ohio/Olentangy) and Howe. Mackenzie Barnwell got the Oilers (4-11, 2-4 GLIAC) on the board with a free position shot to cut the game to 3-1. The teams went back and forth on the following two goals, with Michaela Schock (Dover, Del./Caesar Rodney) scoring for the Storm. Lake Erie then went on a 7-0 run, with two goals from Hana Abu-Kwiek (Lewis Center, Ohio/Olentangy Orange) and Howe and one apiece from West, Samantha Gryba (Okotoks, Alberta/National Sport Academy) and Julia Kudla. After Taylor Trice broke up the Storm run, Lake Erie scored three of the final first half goals to take a 14-4 halftime lead.

The Oilers rallied to start the second half, scoring three straight goals to cut the lead to 14-7. Howe broke up the scoring for Findlay followed by a Schock goal. Findlay scored five more goals in the half but were outscored 10-8 in the half as the Storm picked up the win. 

West and Kudla also picked up seven points for the Storm- West on four goals and three assists and Kudla on three goals and four assists.. Abu-Kwiek scored four goals and had one assist. Gryba had a five point game with three goals and two assists while Schock had three goals. Trombetti rounded out the goals for the Storm with one while Brittany Rabuano (Aburn, N.Y./Aurburn) and Kim Dang (Canton, Ohio/Massillon Jackson) combined for three assists- two and one respectively. 

Katie Holden (Whitby, Ontario/Anderson C.V.I.) picked up the win in net for the Storm, her eighth of the season, making eight saves. The Storm led in groundballs (17-11), saves (15-7) and shots (39-37). 

Sarah Lankton led the Oilers with four goals and one assist. 

The Storm are on the road for the final time of the 2013 regular when they travel to Tiffin University Sunday (April 21).