Storm Offense Nets 20 in Win Over Walsh

Photo by Baker Media Productions
Photo by Baker Media Productions

PAINESVILLE, Ohio— The Lake Erie College women's lacrosse team upped their winning streak to four with a 2-7 win over Walsh University Friday (April 17) in Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (GLIAC) play.

Anastasia Crawford (Corning, N.Y./Corning Painted Post East) scored on a man-down opportunity off a pass from Samantha Gryba (Okotoks, Alberta/National Sport Academy) to open the game. Taylor Mathis (Corning, N.Y./Corning) scored a minute later on a pass from Taylor Izzo (Hamburg, N.Y./Frontier) to increase the lead to two.  Mathis netted her second on an unassisted goal to bring the lead up to three.  Crawford scored two straight goals off passes from Izzo to bring the lead to five. After a timeout, Mallory Quiggle (Lewis Center, Ohio/Olentangy) scored off a Crawford assist.  Mathis' third goal brought the lead to seven before the Cavaliers got on the board with a trio of goals. Izzo broke up the Walsh run with her first goal of the game. Quiggle netted her second goal to bring the score to 9-3.  Crawford quickly scored off a pass from Mathis on the ensuing draw control before assisting on a Crawford goal.  A free position goal by Quiggle increased the advantage to nine at the half.

The Cavaliers struck first in the second half with a pair of goals before Izzo found Crawford for a goal.  After a Cavalier goal, Breana Moser (Gahanna, Ohio/Gahanna) found Quiggle for a goal off a turnover. Crawford and Izzo hooked up for another goal to bring the lead to nine.  Grayba scored her first goal to give the Storm a 10 goal advantage. Mathis scored twice down the stretch while Izzo, Quiggle had one goal apiece to seal the win.

Katie Holden (Whitby, Ohio/Anderson C.V.I.) picked up the win in net, making eight saves.

Crawford led the Storm seven goals and one assist.  Mathis had five goals and two assists while Quiggle had five goals with one assist.  Izzo had two goals with five assists.  Gryba had one goal and one assist.  Moser and Kayla Bohn (Lousiville, Ky./Eastern) had an assist.

Mathis also added seven draw controls and three caused turnovers.  Gryba collected a team-high four ground balls.  Haley Abraham (Canandaigua, N.Y./Canandaigua Academy) and Bohn had three groundballs apiece. 

The Storm is back at home Sunday (April 19) to face Alderson Broaddus University in a GLIAC match-up.