The College’s lacrosse team added to its perfect record this week, besting both Rowan University and Frostburg State University by impressive margins. Friday’s game saw the Lions on their home turf, handing Frostburg a 17-2 loss.
Freshman attack wing Lauren Dougher opened the game with a goal at 2:48 into the first half.
Freshman attack wing Bridget Bigley bagged three consecutive goals with two assists by junior midfielder Katie Wagenblast and one by midfielder Lauren Gossner.
Wagenblast provided another assist to senior attack wing Tara Prindible’s goal. Dougher’s next two goals sandwiched Frostburg’s lone first half points, with assists by senior attacker Liz O’Connor and Gossner.
Closing out the first half, Prindible scored two more goals for the Lions with Wagenblast contributing her fourth assist of the game. The halftime score was 12-1.
O’Connor set the pace in the second half with a free position goal.
Junior attacker Jill Baldwin added an unassisted goal to the scoreboard, followed by twin goals from Wagenblast.
“Our shots were all on,” Bigley said.”We were just on our game that night.”
“Our scoring is really spread out,” O’Connor added. “It shows all our players can score. We can’t and don’t depend on one person.”
Frostburg State managed two goals the final few minutes of the game by senior midfielder Andrea Duffy and rookie Kate Nicol, but junior midfielder Carin Heller finished off the game.
Senior goalie Jen Munday made three saves during the 48:49 she played, while freshman goalie Megan Marquardt made two saves in 11:11.
Lions 14, Profs 6
The College also beat N.J. rival Rowan University on Thursday. The Lion’s dominated the Profs, 14-6, in an away game. The College’s rivalry Rowan gave the team extra incentive to play well and bring home a victory.
“We knew they were going to come out on fire,” Bigley said. “It’s such a big rivalry, but we just played our own game.”
Lions scored six unanswered goals against the Profs, with two goals from Baldwin.
O’Connor, Prindible, Heller and Dougher also sank goals before Rowan’s junior attacker Tiffany Martinez and rookie midfielder Maggie Goodman scored the Prof’s first points. Prindible, O’Connor and Wagenblast closed out the half with one goal each.
“We ran the plays well,” Bigley said. “Our offense made the best of our opportunities.”
The second half opened with the Profs making a charge. Rowan scored three goals in three minutes, but the College answered with five goals.
Heller scored three; Wagenblast and O’Conner gave one each.
“Friday’s win was big for us,” Bigley said. “We learn from our little mistakes and step it up every game.”
The team is in action three times this week, against Franklin and Marshall University, Cabrini College and Drew University.
“They’re three big games,” O’Connor said. “We want to look to play the entire game to the best of our ability, from the starting whistle to the ending whistle.”
“The end of May is when the really big competition starts,” O’Connor added. “We just want to keep improving and play to our potential.”