By Christine Houghton
Taking to the road this past week, the College’s lacrosse team was successful against both Rutgers University-Camden on Tuesday, April 9 and Salisbury University on Saturday, April 13.
Rutgers-Camden proved to be no match for the team, as it fell to the Lions 20-2. Less than half a minute into the game, the College started putting up a tally that would result in a 13-1 lead going into halftime.
Junior attacker Kasey Donoghue scored first off an assist by junior attacker Olivia Cleale.
About two minutes later, Cleale offered her help again, this time to junior midfielder Allie Gorman, and the pair put the Lions up 2-0.
In the first half, Cleale would score three times. Donoghue, junior midfielder Alexandria Fitzpatrick and junior defender Jessica Allen contributed two of their own goals while Gorman and sophomore midfielder Erin Jaffe both added one.
Coming back from the half with a 12-point lead, the Lions were anything but merciful as they continued their scoring run. Junior attacker Talia Bouzakis started the scoring run off with an unassisted goal.
Jaeger found the net twice, while Gorman and freshman attacker Emma Karnitsky had a goal each. Graduate student midfielder Erin Harvey contributed two goals in the second half, with her last one closing out the game for the Lions.
On Saturday, April 13, the Lions traveled to Salisbury where they unfortunately fell 8-7.
In response to an early two goals by Salisbury, the Lions went on a four-goal scoring run with Donoghue scoring two, one assisted by Jaeger, and both Harvey and Fitzpatrick scoring one. The game would be tied 4-4 going into halftime. In the second half, Donoghue scored once, assisted by Fitzpatrick, while Cleale scored twice unassisted.
The Lions return to the field on Thursday, April 18, when they take on Colorado College at home.