PAINESVILLE, Ohio – The Lake Erie College women's lacrosse team was defeated today (April 28th) by McKendree, 19-9. With the loss the Storm ends the season with an overall record of 7-8 and 4-4 in the conference and with the win the Bearcats improve to 11-6 on the season and 4-4 in conference play.
The Bearcats jumped out to a 3-0 advantage with 23 minutes remaining in the half. The Storm answered back when Haley Andersen (Henderson, Nev. / Coronado) found the back of the net off of an assist by Taylor Izzo (Hamburg, N.Y. / Frontier), to make the score 3-1. Taylor Mathis (Corning, N.Y. / Corning) tied the game at 3-3 for the Storm with back to back goals from free position shots. The Storm took the lead when Izzo scored from a free position shot, to make the score 4-3 in favor of the Storm. McKendree scored three straight goals, to take a 6-4 advantage with nine minutes left in the half. The Storm scored when Anastasia Crawford (Corning, N.Y. / Corning Painted Post East) found the back of the net off of an assist by Izzo. After two goals by the Bearcats the Storm answered when Mallory Quiggle (Lewis Center, Ohio / Olentangy) scored an unassisted goal to make the score 8-6. McKendree scored before the half, and entered intermission with a 9-6 advantage.
In the second half, the Bearcats scored the first two goals, and took an 11-6 lead. The Storm scored when Quiggle found the back of the net off of an assist Breana Moser (Gahanna, Ohio / Gahanna), to make the score 11-7. McKendree responded with a goal of their own. Mathis answered for the Storm, to make the score 12-8 with 14 minutes to play. After a Bearcats goal the Storm scored when Crawford found the back of the net off of an assist by Izzo. McKendree scored six goals make the score 19-9, and won the game.
In net for the Storm was Katie Holden (Whitby, Ontario / Anderson C.V.I.) she faced 37 shots, 29 of which were on goals, and made 10 saves.