By Andrew Arnao
Despite a strong effort by the defense, the women’s lacrosse team fell to the Robert Morris Colonials 9-5 in Sunday’s home game. The Orange and Blue also lost to Penn State on Wednesday, 22-2.
Against Robert Morris, team captain Julia Braun ’11 scored two goals, while Katelyn Miller ’14, Andrea Feldman ’14 and Ali Carey ’14 scored a goal apiece. Carey also finished with an assist.
The Bison led the game twice in the first half but entered halftime tied 3-3. In the second half, Colonial goalie Kaitlin Pentz made seven saves and allowed only two goals as Robert Morris stormed ahead with six goals.
“During the second half we weren’t able to maintain possession as much as we had hoped,” Adrienne Wendling ’13 said. “Overall I felt as though defensively we did a great job playing together as a unit and having each other’s slides and trails.”
Goalie Alyssa DeLorenz ’11 made 10 saves, eight of them in the first half. Wendling led the team with five caused turnovers, while Sophie Kleinert ’14 had three draw controls. The defense also caused 24 turnovers.
Overall, the teams were very evenly matched, posting similar final numbers. Both teams had seven draw controls, and Robert Morris had 21 ground balls compared to 20 for the Orange and Blue. The Colonials and the Bison also had 24 and 22 turnovers, respectively.
The away game against Penn State was much more lopsided, as the Bison fell behind 9-0 before scoring their first goal with a minute left in the first half. The Bison also scored first in the second half, but the offense was otherwise silent, taking only five shots the entire game.
Miller and Lindsey Ferro ’14 had a goal apiece, while Feldman and Kleinert had assists. DeLorenz also had 18 saves.
The team will play away at Drexel next Sunday, at 1 pm.