PAINESVILLE, Ohio- The Lake Erie College women's lacrosse team fell in the conference opener on Friday (April 7) night to the University of Indianapolis.
The Greyhounds defeated the Storm 10-9 on a goal in the closing seconds.
Indianapolis opened the game with the first goal five minutes in, taking a 1-0 lead. Anna Spin (Auburn, N.Y. / Auburn) tied the game with a free position shot four minutes later. Taylor Mathis (Corning, N.Y. / Corning) gave the Storm a 2-1 lead with a free position shot 17 seconds later. Mathis added two straight goals in the next 15 minutes as the Storm built a 4-1 lead. Mallory Quiggle (Lewis Center, Ohio / Olentangy) made it 5-1 Lake Erie with a goal with four minutes remaining in the half. The Greyhounds added a second goal with 2:24 left in the half. The Storm led 5-2 at halftime.
The Greyhounds opened the second half with two straight goals as the Storm's lead was cut to 5-4. Cecilia Spin (Auburn, N.Y. / Auburn) and Mathis combined on back-to-back goals, pushing the advantage to 7-4. UIndy scored four straight goals in a five minutes span as the Greyhounds took an 8-7 lead with 11:42 left. A. Spin scored her second goal of the game, tying the game at eight with 8:30 left. The Greyhounds quickly regained the lead with a goal just seconds later. Mathis tied the game at nine with her fifth goal of the night with 2:14 left in regulation. Indianapolis took a late lead with 11 seconds left as the Greyhounds won 10-9.
Mathis led the Storm with five goals scored, tying a season-high mark. A. Spin added two goals scored and one assist. She also had one groundball, one draw control and one caused turnover. Quiggle and C. Spin each tallied a goal.
Breana Moser (Gahanna, Ohio / Gahanna) led the Storm defense with three groundballs and two caused turnovers as well as one draw control. Haley Abraham (Canandaigua, N.Y. / Canandaigua Academy) had two groundballs. Kayla Bohn (Louisville, Ky. / Eastern) caused two turnovers.
Harmony Moore (Farmington, N.Y. / Canandaigua Academy) made 12 saves in the goal, facing 29 shots. Moore made nine saves on 14 shots in the first half. She also picked up two groundballs.
The Storm will return to the field on Sunday (April 9) afternoon for Senior Day as the Storm hosts McKendree at 12:00 PM.