Lions defeat Eagles, Falcons and Bears. Oh My!

The College’s lacrosse team defeated No. 11 ranked Mary Washington College 15-4 on Saturday. The Lions are currently ranked third in the latest Division III poll.

Junior midfielder Katie Wagenblast and freshman Bridget Bigley led the Lions with a combined eight goals and two assists.

The first half saw 6 unanswered goals for the Lions, until Mary Washington’s Erica Larsen scored twice before the clock ran out.

Senior attacker Liz O’Connor scored three goals and provided an assist. O’Connor leads the team in totals, with 18 goals, eight assists and 26 points. Wagenblast holds the season high of 15 assists.

Senior goalie Jen Munday made seven stops and played all 60 minutes.

“Munday had awesome saves,” Bigley said. “It was just amazing.”

Lions 18, Falcons 6

The Lions defeated Messiah College 18-6 on Thursday. Junior attacker Jill Baldwin tallied six goals during the game, while Wagenblast provided five assists.

“Her passes have been really on,” O’Connor said. “Assisted goals are really valuable. It shows we’re a team.”

The Lions were up 10-4 by halftime, with O’Connor contributing a goal and two assists. The College tallied three of the last five goals. Bigley scored two consecutive goals to close out the half.

Freshman Lauren Dougher started the second half with a pair of goals and closed it with two more, assisted by Wagenblast.

Baldwin and Wagenblast teamed up to score the final two goals of the game.

Munday played for 38:17, making six stops. Freshman Megan Marquardt filled in for the remaining 11:43 and yielded no goals.

“It was really nerve-wracking at first,” Marquardt said of her first college game. “I was nervous, but it was a good experience.

Lions 14, Bears 2

The Lions dominated Ursinus College 14-2 on Tuesday. Ursinus, ranked No. 20 in the national poll, gave up five goals to Dougher.

The Bears scored once in the first half, no match for the Lion’s nine goals. Dougher scored three and junior Carin Heller slammed back-to-back goals.

O’Connor posted three goals, including two in 12 seconds, and an assist. She later ended the game with three goals and an assist.

“We really played well as a team,” Dougher said. “Everyone can give great passes.”

Bigley credits veteran leadership for the teams continuing success. “The seniors really push us along,” she said.

Upcoming Game

The Lions are next in action on Saturday, April 5, at Goucher College. The team is now 5-0 for the season and showing no signs of slowing down.

“We don’t really concentrate on the opposite team,” said O’Connor. “We concentrate on our own game and that really helps us achieve our goals.”