Women’s Lacrosse Drops Two On Tyler’s Field

Women's Lacrosse Drops Two On Tyler's Field

Allie Silverman

This past week was disappointing for the Colgate women’s lacrosse team who had back-to-back losses on its home turf. On Saturday, the Raiders fell to Navy in a 8-6 decision followed by a match-up against Canisius College the following Tuesday which resulted in a 13-5 loss.

On Saturday at Tyler’s Field, Colgate faced off against the current Patri-ot League champions. Senior captain and attacker Katie Sullivan scored two goals for the Raiders. Senior co-captain, midfielder Courtney Miller extended her goal-scoring streak to 23 games with a goal in the first half of play. First-year Jennie Berglin got the start in net and made eight saves with five alone in the first half.

Navy clinched its spot in the Patriot League Tournament with the win on Saturday. The team was led by midfielder Kathy Young who scored two goals on Colgate. An-ther notable attacker, Jasmine DePompeo, tallied two points on the day from a goal and an assist, which brings her season total to 65 points. Goalie Michelle Verbeeck earned the start in the cage for Navy and made seven stops during the game.

The Midshipwomen had a 19-14 shot advantage as well as nine draw controls to Colgate’s 7, but Colgate commanded the turf with 16 ground balls over Navy’s 14 and eight total caused turnovers.

In the battle against Canisius College on Tuesday, the Colgate team found itself down 5-4 at halftime, but Canisius outscored the Raiders 8-1 in the second half, which led to a 13-5 decision.

Miller had a remarkable game with four of Colgate’s five goals, but she was not able to lead the team to victory despite her tremendous efforts. Senior midfielder Greer Goebels tallied the fifth goal for the Raiders. First-year midfielder Megan Ark, junior midfielder Kelly Mason and Sullivan each tallied assists on the day. Berglin started in the net with six saves before senior Christian Roa relieved Berglin in net and made her first appearance since March 3 with two saves of her own.

The Golden Griffins (6-6) got three goals apiece from midfielders Tori Quinn and Megan Oosting. Oosting had a team-high four points on an addition assist added on to her goal total.

Overall, Canisius won the shot battle at 27-23 and also led the statistics board with 30 ground balls to Colgate’s 26. Both teams struggled to clear the ball. The Griffins failed seven times out of 25 while the Raiders failed four times on 17 attempts.

Colgate will look to regain momentum this coming Saturday when it travels to Lafayette with hopes of coming closer to a Patriot League Tournament berth.

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