PAINESVILLE, Ohio-- The Lake Erie College women's lacrosse opened up the home portion of their 2013 season with a commanding 21-0 over Young Harris College in a nonconference game in Painesville.
This was the second shutout in Lake Erie history, the first coming in 2010 at Wayneburg University.
The Storm (6-2) took an early lead in the game, with Michaela Schock (Dover, Del./Caesar Rodney) and Meredith Howe (Fayetteville, N.Y./Jamesville Dewitt) each scoring in the first minute of lead. The Storm continued to roll the rest of the first-half, earning a running clock at 10-0 less than 12 minutes into the game. By the end of the half, the Storm amassed a 16-0 lead.
The Storm added five more goals in the second-half while keeping Young Harris (1-12) off the scoreboard en route to the win.
Hana Abu-Kwiek (Lewis Center, Ohio/Olentangy Orange) led the Storm with five goals while adding one assist. Julia Kudla (Harleysville, Pa./Souderton) recorded 10 points on two goals and eight assists. Ashriel West (Jamesville, N.Y./Jamesville Dewitt) had eight points on the day with four goals and four assists while Schock also had a four goal performance. Howe ended the game with six points on the Storm has three goals, thee assists. Allison Trombetti's (Lewis Center, Ohio/Olentangy) two goals and Brittany Rabuano's (Auburn, N.Y./Auburn) one goal rounded out the scoring for the Storm. Rabuano also grabbded five groundballs while Alex Freeman (Syracuse, N.Y./Jamesville Dewitt) had a game-high six.
Katie Holden (Whitby, Ontario/Anderson C.V.I.) picked up the win in net for the Storm, making two saves.
Lake Erie owned a 21-7 advantage in groundballs and outshot the Mountain Lions 30-8.
Young Harris led in draw controls, 12-11.
The Storm open up Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference play at Notre Dame College on Wednesday, April 3.