ALLENDALE, Mich. – The Lake Erie College women's lacrosse team opened a two game roadtrip through Michigan on Friday (April 28) night with a matchup with the Grand Valley State University Lakers.
The Storm fell to the Lakers 15-11 in the GLIAC matchup.
Anastasia Crawford (Corning, N.Y. / Corning Painted Post East) opened the scoring for the Storm with a goal ninety seconds into the game, assisted by Anna Spin (Auburn, N.Y. / Auburn). Grand Valley State answered with a goal a minute later. A. Spin gave the Storm a 2-1 lead with a goal four minutes into the game. The Lakers scored three straight goals for a 4-2 lead. A. Spin tied the game with two straight goals in a two minute span. Grand Valley took a 5-4 lead with a goal with eleven minutes left in the first half. With two minutes left before halftime, Cecilia Spin (Auburn, N.Y. / Auburn) knotted the score at five with an unassisted goal. The Lakers closed the half with two consecutive goals in the final minute.
Five minutes into the half, Taylor Mathis (Corning, N.Y. / Corning) slimmed the lead to 7-6 with her first of four goals. The Lakers regained a 9-6 lead with two straight goals. Mathis made it 9-7 with her second goal nine minutes into the second half. Grand Valley State quickly responded before A. Spin and Mathis combined for back-to-back goals. As the Storm cut the lead to one, the Lakers scored three straight goals to open a 13-9 lead. Fifty seconds after the Lakers' goal, Mathis scored her fourth goal of the night. Grand Valley State got two goals for a 15-10 lead. Crawford capped the scoring with her second goal with two minutes to go. The Lakers won the game 15-11.
Mathis and A. Spin each scored four goals in the game. A. Spin also had an assist and two groundballs. Crawford had two goals, two draw controls and one groundball. C. Spin scored one goal with three groundballs and five draw controls.
Mallory Quiggle (Lewis Center, Ohio / Olentangy) picked up three groundballs and won two draw controls while Chloe Nottingham (New Westminster, B.C. / New Westminster Secondary) had two draw controls and two groundballs as well.
The Storm will conclude the regular season with a matchup with the Northern Michigan University Wildcats on Sunday (April 30) afternoon.