Women’s Lacrosse Team Defeats Lehigh

Women's Lacrosse Team Defeats Lehigh

Alexandra Silverman

The Colgate women’s lacrosse team took a 13-9 win over Lehigh in their first Patriot League game of the season on Saturday, March 10 on Tyler’s Field.

Senior captain and midfielder Katie Sullivan tallied a career-high seven points off four goals and three assists to take the Raiders to a 1-0 record in the Patriot League and 1-5 record overall.

Another noteworthy player, senior midfielder and captain Courtney Miller, recorded five points on four goals and one assist. Junior midfielder Quincey Spagno-letti and junior attacker Kate Sheridan each chipped in with three points on a goal and two helpers off the bench.

First-year goalie Jennie Berglin had an incredible day with a total of 13 stops including seven in the first half. This was Berglin’s first win for the Raiders, as well as her second consecutive game with double-digit saves.

The Mountain Hawks, 0-1 in the Pa-triot League, came out quick on the start with a 3-1 lead with players Leigh Ann Torcivia, Carli Sukonik and Lauren Mur-ray each netting goals, while Sullivan was responsible for the women’s first goal on the board.

Colgate took their first lead of the game with three straight goals over a three-minute period. Lehigh tied up the game again at 4-4 with 12:41 left in the first half.

The Raiders then struck back with an-other three consecutive goals to take its first lead of 7-4. Sheridan got the ball rolling with her second goal of the game, followed by Miller who put her second goal on the board as well.

Junior midfielder Amanda O’Sullivan scored the final goal of Colgate’s run off a free-position shot with nearly five min-utes left to play in the half. Lehigh fought back with two goals in the final minute of play to cut the Raiders lead to 7-6.

Entering the second half of play, Col-gate did not miss a beat. Sullivan net-ted her first of four goals in the final 30 minutes of play to earn Colgate its first lead of the half at 8-6 just 43 seconds into play. Miller tallied a point with a man-up offensive attack off a free-posi-tion shot. This was Miller’s third goal of the day.

With 25 minutes left to play in the game, Colgate led 9-6. Lehigh countered with two straight from Sukonik over the next six minutes. The next 12 minutes of play went scoreless, as Lehigh got in position to stall the Raiders attack.

With 7:31 left in the game, Mill-er scored her fourth and final goal of the game. The Raiders continued their run with three of the last four goals of the game.

Sophomore attacker Monica White tallied the last goal of the game with un-der 21 seconds left on the board to end their five-game losing streak.

Though Lehigh led in the shot ad-vantage with 25 compared to Colgate’s 23, the Raiders were able to successfully capitalize on their chances. The Moun-tain Hawks also led the score sheet with 20 ground balls in comparison to the women’s 14.

A major drawback that hurt Lehigh was their inability to find the back of the net on seven of their nine free po-sition shots. The home team also was victorious on the defensive end with 14 caused turnovers.

The Colgate women will take on Holy Cross this upcoming Saturday on Tyler’s Field at 1 p.m..

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