Rock LAX wins third straight game

Published by , Author: Connor Himich - Rocket Contributor, Date: March 30, 2016

Slippery Rock women’s lacrosse (6-2) took to the road on Tuesday night to face Lake Erie College (3-4). The Rock came out of Jack Britt field with a non-conference victory with the final score at 15-8. This win continues their undefeated streak against Lake Erie College with the overall record at 4-0.

“It was a big win to gain momentum for the rest of conference play,” Rock head coach Emily Hopkins said.

The Rock came out fast and strong by scoring two goals within the first two minutes with goals. With just 5:31 into the game Slippery Rock managed to increase their lead as they found the back of the net two more times.

The Rock’s momentum kept going and they managed to score three more goals to make it 7-0. Lake Erie put up a fight by putting three goals in to end the first half and opened up the second half by scoring two more goals to finish off their 5-0 run. That brought the game to 7-5 with 24:25 left in the game.

Each team scored one more goal to make the game a close score of 8-6, but Slippery Rock ran with the game by having a six-goal run which put the game out of reach.

Slippery Rock was led by seniors Kaytlin Callaghan and Erin Wilcox who had four goals each. Sophomore Danni Wilson put two goals in the back of the net and juniors Ally Culhane and Chynna Chen each had one goal and one assist to finish up the multi-point scorers on the day.

Senior Anna-Marie Warrington, junior Caitlynn Palladino and sophomore Tia Torchia all scored one goal each to finish out the scorers.

Senior Jordan Wagner played the first 53:22 in net for The Rock and brought her overall record up to 6-2 for the year. Senior Taylor Balbierz took over for Wagner in net, only allowing one goal and had one save.

The Rock had the advantage in shots having 24 compared to Lake Erie’s 21 shots and also managed to lead 18-7 in draw controls.

Slippery Rock will play their next game and try and keep their winning streak alive on the road Friday against No. 9 West Chester Friday at 3 p.m.

“We will need to break down a lot of film and have some hard practices over the next few days to prepare,” Hopkins said.


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