VIENNA, W. Va. – The Lake Erie College women's lacrosse team, ranked fifth in the Midwest Region, concluded the road portion of the 2018 regular season at Ohio Valley on Thursday (April 26).
The Storm defeated the Fighting Scots 21-2 for Lake Erie's 13th straight win.
Less than three minutes into the contest, Taylor Mathis (Corning, N.Y. / Corning) opened the scoring with an unassisted goal. Anna Spin (Auburn, N.Y. / Auburn) scored two goals over the next five minutes as Lake Erie opened a 3-0 lead. Riley Heffron (Livermore, Ca. / Granada) scored three straight goals in a two minute span, including one on an assist by Haley Andersen (Henderson, Nev. / Coronado). With 20 minutes left, Mathis and Cecilia Spin (Auburn, N.Y. / Auburn) went back-to-back with goals within a minute. Three minutes later, Anastasia Crawford (Corning, N.Y. / Corning Painted Post East) made it 9-0 with an unassisted goal. Ohio Valley scored with 15:20 left in the half, stopping the Storm's run. In the next two minutes, Crawford found the back of the net on an assist from A. Spin and Andersen scored her first goal of the game. After a seven minute scoreless span, Crawford converted a free position shot for her third goal of the day. A. Spin closed the first half with two goals, one coming from an assist by Mathis. Lake Erie led 14-1 at the half.
C. Spin started the second half for the Storm with an unassisted goal in the first 90 seconds. Four minutes later, A. Spin passed it to Crawford, who scored her fourth goal of the afternoon. Mathis added two more goals over the next nine minutes. Heffron scored her fourth goal in the game when she connected from a pass from Andersen. Brigid Lempko (Buffalo, NY / Mount Mercy Academy) scored with under ten minutes to go and Chloe Nottingham (New Westminster, B.C. / New Westminster Secondary) closed the Storm's scoring on an Andersen assist. Ohio Valley scored once with five minutes to go and the Storm won the game 21-2.
A. Spin led the Storm with six points, four goals and two assists with two groundballs and five draw controls. Mathis had four goals, one assist and four draw controls. Heffron had four goals, two groundballs and two draw controls. Crawford was the fourth player with four goals in the contest. C. Spin scored two goals and had four draw controls.
The G-MAC regular season champions will close the regular season on Saturday (April 28) against Walsh at 11:00 AM with Senior Day.