Storm Zips Past Tiffin, 15-9

Hana Abu-Kwiek (Photo by Ryan Baker/Baker Media Productions, Inc.)

TIFFIN, Ohio-- The Lake Erie College women's lacrosse was able to overcome Tiffin University in a Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (GLIAC) contest on Sunday (April 21), cruising past the Dragons, 15-9, in Tiffin.

After Alexandria Quast scored first for Tiffin (7-8, 5-2 GLIAC), the Storm (10-4, 4-1 GLIAC) answered with goals from Meredith Howe (Fayetteville, N.Y./Jamesville Dewitt) and Samantha Gryba (Okotoks, Alberta/National Sport Academy) to take a 2-1 advantage. Katelyn Hill tied it up for the Dragons on a man-up opportunity, Hana Abu-Kwiek (Lewis Center, Ohio/Olentangy Orange) and Ashriel West (Jamesville, N.Y./Jamesville Dewitt) scored to give the Storm a 4-2 lead. Quast scored her second goal of the contest to cut the lead to 4-3 before, once again, the Storm responded with two goals, this time from Michaela Schock (Dover, Del./Caesar Rodney) and Howe to make it 6-3. Following the pattern, Alexis MacMillan scored for the Dragons before Howe and Abu-Kwiek scored for the Storm. Quast added a goal late in the half to cut the lead to 8-5 at halftime.

Abu-Kwiek scored early in the second half to increase the lead to 9-5. Following a Dragons; goal, the Storm once again scored two straight goals, off the sticks of Julia Kudla (Harleysville, Pa./Souderton) and Howe to bring the score to 11-6. Tiffin scored two straight goals of their own before the Storm broke the game open by socring four straight goals- two from Kudla and one apiece from Abu-Kwiek and Schock- to seal the win. 

Kudla led the Storm with eight points on three goals and five assists while also collecting five draw controls. Abu-Kwiek had six points on four goals and two assists as well as six draw controls. Howe finished the game with four goals and one assist. Gryba had two points on one goal and one assist. Two goals from Schock and one from West rounded out the Storm scoring. The Storm held a slight 13-12 advantage in draw controls for the game. 

Quast, who is second in the nation in points per game with an average of 8.15 was limited to just five points on three goals and two assists by the Storm defense. Katie Holden (Whitby, Ontario/Anderson C.V.I.) picked up the win in net for the Storm, her ninth of the season, making nine saves. 

The Storm are right back in action Monday (April 22), hosting GLIAC foe Alderson-Broaddus College. 

-LEC-