PAINESVILLE, Ohio – The Lake Erie College women's lacrosse team opened the month of April with a 22-3 victory over the Alderson Broaddus University Battlers on Friday (April 6) night at snowy Jack Britt Memorial Stadium.
The Storm improved to 6-2 overall and 4-0 in the conference with their sixth straight win.
Lake Erie scored 13 goals in the first half as they took a 13-0 advantage into the locker room. Taylor Mathis (Corning, N.Y. / Corning) had four goals scored in the opening half, including three from free position shots. Anastasia Crawford (Corning, N.Y. / Corning Painted Post East) scored three goals with one coming on a free position shot. Anna Spin (Auburn, N.Y. / Auburn) had two free position goals, one unassisted goal and one assist in the first 30 minutes. Haley Andersen (Henderson, Nev. / Coronado) had two goals on assists from Meagan Maxwell (Hamburg, N.Y. / Hamburg) and A. Spin. Cecilia Spin (Auburn, N.Y. / Auburn) added a free position goal in the first half.
Less than one minute into the second half, Andersen scored on an assist from Maxwell as the Storm led 14-0. The Battlers scored a goal with 28 minutes remaining before Lake Erie scored seven straight goals over the following 12 minutes. C. Spin scored three of those goals, including one being a man-up goal. Riley Heffron (Livermore, N.Y. / Granada) added two goals, both on assists from Maxwell. Maxwell and A. Spin each scored one goal during the run. The Battlers scored two goals in the final 14 minutes, surrounding an Andersen from Maxwell connection with eight minutes to go. The Storm defeated the reigning G-MAC Champions 22-3.
Maxwell led the Storm with seven points in the game on one goal and six assists, along with four groundballs. Andersen, A. Spin, C. Spin and Mathis all scored four goals apiece. A. Spin also had one assist, two groundballs, five draw controls and two caused turnovers. C. Spin picked up four groundballs, won three draw controls and caused two turnovers. Mathis controlled four draws and scooped up two groundballs. Crawford had three goals in the contest. Heffron had two goals and a team-high seven groundballs.
Harmony Moore (Farmington, N.Y. / Canandaigua Academy) made two saves in a clean first half with three groundballs.
The Storm will host Davis & Elkins on Sunday (April 8) at 12:00 PM.