PAINESVILLE, Ohio – The Lake Erie College women's lacrosse team defeated Urbana University today (March 21st), 14-3. With the win the Storm improves to 2-3 on the season, and with the loss Urbana falls to 0-3 overall.
The Storm opened the scoring when Taylor Mathis (Corning, N.Y. / Corning) scored off of an assist by Mallory Quiggle (Lewis Center, Ohio / Olentangy) to give the Storm a 1-0 lead. Lake Erie added another goal a minute later when Samantha Gryba (Okotoks, Alberta / National Sport Academy) found the back of the net off of an assist by Anastasia Crawford (Corning, N.Y. / Corning Painted Post East). Taylor Izzo (Hamburg, N.Y. / Frontier) gave the Storm a 3-0 lead when she scored her tenth goal of the season. Mathis scored her second of the game from a free shot position to give the Storm a 4-0 advantage. Cecilla Spin (Auburn, N.Y. / Auburn) made the score 5-0 when she scored an unassisted for Lake Erie. Crawford added to the Storm lead when she found the back of the net off of an assist by Izzo, to make the score 6-0. Crawford scored her second of the game off of an assist by Gryba. Crawford scored her third of the game and made the score 8-0 off of an assist by Izzo. The Storm added three more goals before the half when Gryba, Crawford, and Mathis each scored; Lake Erie led 11-0 at the half.
Quiggle opened the scoring in the second half to make the score, 12-0. Urbana answered and made the score 12-1 in favor of the Storm. The Storm answered back when Gryba scored, to give the Storm a 13-1 advantage. Urbana answered with a free position shot, to make the score, 13-2. Both teams traded goals with Quiggle scoring for the Storm, and the Storm won 14-3.
The Storm was led by Crawford who had four goals, and five ground balls. Gryba and Mathis each added three goals for the Storm. Izzo had five assist in the match.
In net for the Storm was Katie Holden (Whitby, Ontario / Anderson C.V.I.) she faced nine shots, seven of which were on goal, made four saves and allowed three goals.
Lake Erie will be back in action when they host Roberts Wesleyan College at 1 P.M.