Laura Maness resigned as head coach of the Storm women's lacrosse program after two seasons to accept the same position at the University of Detroit Mercy. Maness guided Lake Erie through the program's initia stages prior to leaving for the Division I Titans.
Lake Erie cut a 12-goal deficit in half early in the second half, but visiting Molloy responded with a 6-0 run en route to a 22-9 victory over the Storm on Senior Day at Britt Stadium. Prior to the game, LEC recognized its lone senior, Caitlin Malay.
Lake Erie jumped out to a two-goal lead midway through the first half but a five-goal run from Seton Hill late in the half turned out to be the game changer in a 19-11 Storm defeat in women’s lacrosse action at Jack Britt Memorial Stadium in Painesville, Ohio
The visiting Knights jumped out to a 5-0 lead and held a 10-point edge at the break en route to an 18-6 nonconference victory over the Storm on Tuesday night. Meredith Howe had two goals to lead Lake Erie.
Despite four goals and a pair of assists from Julia Kudla and three goals by Brittany Rabuano, the Lake Erie women couldn't make an early 4-0 lead stand up as they fell to St. Thomas Aquinas 12-11 on Saturday at Britt Stadium.
After spotting the hosts a 1-0 lead, Lake Erie scored 10 straight goals and had a 12-goal edge heading into halftime as the Storm won its second straight game on Tuesday. Ashriel West had a career-high five goals and Meredith Howe added three for Lake Erie.
Lake Erie led by four goals with 17 minutes left, but Edinboro closed the game on a 10-1 run to pull out a 16-11 decision on Thursday night in Hickory, N.C. Meredith Howe scored four goals to lead the LEC attack.
Meredith Howe, Annie Mendoza and Ashriel West each scored twice, but the host Knights had five players score at least three goals in a 22-9 win Monday, making for a disappointing open to the 2011 season for LEC.
Head Coach Laura Maness has received commitments from nine student-athletes to play lacrosse for the Storm beginning in 2011. The class includes a pair of all-state performers and several all-league picks.