By Andrew Arnao
The women’s lacrosse team scoring a school-record 24 goals en route to a 24-5 victory over Howard on Saturday.
The Bison quickly got out to a 4-0 lead, which eventually led to a 10-4 halftime score. They then scored 14 unanswered points to make it 24-4 before Howard got another shot on goal with 16 seconds remaining.
Julia Braun ’11 was the star of the game for the Bison, scoring a career-high six goals and adding an assist for a total of seven points during the game. Ali Carey ’14, who scored five goals in her electric collegiate debut last week, scored four goals and added an assist, despite not playing most of the second half.
“The Howard game was definitely a good boost for our team after the loss against St. Bonaventure,” Carey said. “We really focused on the things we worked on in practice all last week and did a great job at executing them.”
Other top scorers for the Bison were Madison Hurwitz ’13 with four goals, Katelyn Miller ’14 and Lindsey Ferro ’14 with three, and Molly Ford ’14 with two. Ford also led the team with five assists.
Alyssa DeLorenz ’11 allowed four goals and made four saves in the first half. Howard managed only one shot on goal throughout the entire second half, allowing Emily Fask ’14 to replace DeLorenz for the last 7:30 of the game.
“We played a complete game against Howard,” said midfielder Sophie Kleinert ’14, who scored her first collegiate goal in the game. “Our defense played really well and our offense was explosive. I think this game shows what we are capable of.”
The Orange and Blue were dominant in all aspects of the game. They out-shot Howard 45 to 9 and won the draw control battle 20-11.
The Bison next play Sunday at home against Robert Morris.
“For Robert Morris, I think we just need to focus on playing both halves as well as we played in the second half of Howard and to come out strong instead of taking some time to adjust,” Carey said. “And obviously come out with a win.”