Women’s Lacrosse

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Annie Schein

After an early deficit, the Colgate women’s lacrosse team fell 12-6 to Navy this weekend while on the road in

Annapolis, Md.

Raider senior midfielder Amanda O’Sullivan led the Raiders offensively with a pair of goals, but also managed to make an impact on defense with two caused turnovers and two groundballs. Senior attacker

Katie Sheridan and junior midfielder Alison Flood also stood out on offense, each tallying a goal and

an assist.

Despite the 12 goals scored by Navy, sophomore goalie Jennie Berglin had her best game of the season making an impressive 10 stops and tallying five ground balls. Overall the defense had a successful day, forcing 12 Navy turnovers.

Just over three minutes into the game, the Navy Midshipmen advanced to a two-point lead. However O’Sullivan cut the deficit to one after an unassisted goal just minutes later. Navy scored again but Colgate was able to respond and keep Navy’s lead at one with a goal from first-year midfielder Lauren Gorajek after a feed from Sheridan.

However, Navy managed to score two back-to-back goals, which brought their lead to 5-2. After a

wrap-around goal by senior

attacker Brooke Flanagan, the Mids went on a three-goal scoring streak that put Colgate behind by five goals with five minutes left in

the half.

Flood slid one past the Navy goalie to make the score 8-4, but Navy responded with another goal and the teams retired from the field with a score of  9-4 Navy.

The Raiders came out with fire in the second half, controlling the field

until the final minutes of the game. Navy earned one goal to make the score 10-4, but Colgate was able to cut this six-point deficit to four with goals from O’Sullivan and Sheridan with 15

minutes left to play.

O’Sullivan then had another

opportunity to chip away at Navy’s lead with a free-position shot, but it went wide. However, the Raider defense stepped it up and kept the Mids off the board for 17 minutes thanks to three saves from Berglin.

Still, in the final minutes of the game Navy scored two more goals, clinching their 12-6 win.

Despite this tough loss, the Raiders are still contenders for the two remaining spots in the Patriot League Tournament. The team will take to Tyler’s Field to battle Lafayette for tournament spot on Senior Day at 1 p.m. on Saturday, April 20.

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