TIFFIN, Ohio – The Lake Erie College women's lacrosse team was defeated by Tiffin University today (April 2nd) 17-8. With the loss the Storm is now 2-5 overall and 0-1 in the conference, and Tiffin improves to 5-6 overall and 1-0 in conference play.
Tiffin opened the game with three goals in the first five minutes. The Storm answered when Cecilla Spin (Auburn, N.Y. / Auburn) scored from a free position shot, to make the score 3-1 in favor of Tiffin. Tiffin scored back to back goals to make the score 5-1. The Storm cut into the lead when Anastasia Crawford (Corning, N.Y. / Corning Painted Post East) found the back of the net off of an assist by Taylor Izzo (Hamburg, N.Y. / Frontier). Tiffin and Lake Erie traded goals with the Storm goal coming from Taylor Mathis (Corning, N.Y. / Corning) from a free position shot, to make the score, 6-3. After a Tiffin goal, Mathis scored her second of the game off of an assist by Haley Andersen (Henderson, Nev. / Coronado) to make the score, 7-4. Tiffin scored three straight goals to make the score, 10-4. The storm responded with a goal by Mathis to make the score 10-5 in favor of Tiffin. Lake Erie scored again when Mallory Quiggle (Lewis Center, Ohio / Olentangy) scored off of an assist by Izzo to cut the Tiffin lead to 10-6. Tiffin added a goal before the half, and entered the intermission with an 11-6 advantage.
Tiffin opened the scoring in the second half, but the Storm answered quickly when Crawford scored off of an assist by Emma Manning (Baldwinsville, N.Y. / C. W. Baker / Onondaga CC), to make the score 12-7. Tiffin took a 16-7 lead with four goals in a row. Samantha Gryba (Okotoks, Alberta / National Sport Academy) found the back of the net for the Storm to make the score 16-8 in favor of Tiffin. Tiffin scored and won the game, 17-8.
The Storm was led by Mathis who had three goals, five draw controls, and two ground balls. Crawford found the back of the net twice and also had four draw controls in the game.
Lake Erie will be back in action when they travel to take on Findlay on Saturday (April 4th) at 12 P.M.