ROCHESTER, N.Y. – The Lake Erie College women's lacrosse team improved to 6-0 on the year with a 19-12 win on the road against the Roberts Wesleyan University Redhawks on Wednesday (March 29).
The Storm jumped out to a 1-0 lead as Anastasia Crawford (Corning, N.Y. / Corning Painted Post East) opened the game with a goal ninety seconds in. Taylor Mathis (Corning, N.Y. / Corning) followed with a goal one minute later. Four minutes later, Haley Andersen (Henderson, Nev. / Coronado) put the Storm up 3-0 with her first goal of the game. The Redhawks cut the lead to one with back-to-back goals. Anna Spin (Auburn, N.Y. / Auburn) scored to move the Storm up 4-2 with 19 minutes left in the first half. Roberts Wesleyan scored three straight goals to take a 5-4 lead. Mathis scored three of the next four goals, including two free position shots as the Storm roared back for an 8-5 lead. In the final three minutes of the half, A. Spin and Crawford combined for three goals. Lake Erie held an 11-5 lead at halftime.
Andersen scored her third goal of the game less than one minute into the second half. Roberts Wesleyan responded with a goal two minutes later. A. Spin assisted on a goal scored by Crawford that put the Storm up seven. The Redhawks quickly answered with a goal before A. Spin and Cecilia Spin (Auburn, N.Y. / Auburn) scored two straight goals for the Green and White. After a Redhawks goal a minute later, Mathis scored her fifth goal of the contest off of an assist from C. Spin. The teams exchanged two goals over the next four minutes with A. Spin and C. Spin each scoring. With 4:23 left, Crawford completed the Storm's scoring with her fourth goal of the day. Roberts Wesleyan scored the last two goals as the Storm won by seven goals.
Mathis and A. Spin each scored five goals in the game. They both each had one groundball and one draw control each. Crawford scored four times along with two draw controls. Andersen finished with three goals, two draw controls, and one groundball. C. Spin had two goals scored, one assist, four draw controls and two groundballs.
Lake Erie will conclude non-conference play with a home matchup with future G-MAC opponent Ursuline College on Tuesday (April 4th).