MARQUETTE, Mich. - The Lake Erie College women's lacrosse team completed the 2017 regular season with a GLIAC matchup on the road against the Northern Michigan University Wildcats on Sunday (April 30) afternoon.
The Storm jumped out to an 11-3 first half lead and rolled to a 20-4 win over the Wildcats.
Northern Michigan opened the scoring with a goal in the first seventy seconds of the game. 26 seconds later, Anastasia Crawford (Corning, N.Y. / Corning Painted Post East)tied the game with an unassisted goal. Anna Spin (Auburn, N.Y. / Auburn) scored two consecutive goals in the next four minutes for a 3-1 Storm lead. After the Wildcats cut the lead to one, Lake Erie scored six straight goals in a 12 minute span, taking a 9-2 lead. Taylor Mathis (Corning, N.Y. / Corning) scored three goals, while A. Spin, Cecilia Spin (Auburn, N.Y. / Auburn) and Crawford each added goals in the scoring surge. Northern Michigan quickly responded with a goal but Mathis and Kaci Asper (Syracuse, N.Y. / Cicero-North Syracuse / Onondaga) each scored for the Storm in the final three minutes of the half. Lake Erie led 11-3 at the intermission.
The Storm began the second half with another six goal spurt. Mathis and C. Spin each scored two goals with Kayla Bohn (Louisville, Ky. / Eastern) and Jacquelynn Ho (Pittsburgh, Pa. / North Allegheny) also adding goals for the Storm. Asper assisted on two of the goals in the run. The Wildcats scored their only goal of the second half with 17 minutes left in the game. Lake Erie closed out the game with three straight goals. Crawford tallied her third goal of the afternoon from an A. Spin feed. Bohn assisted on goals scored by Haley Andersen (Henderson, Nev. / Coronado) and Mallory Quiggle (Lewis Center, Ohio / Olentangy) in the final ten minutes. The Storm outscored the Wildcats 9-1 in the second half as the Storm won the game 20-4.
Mathis led the Storm with six goals while she also grabbed two groundballs and caused one turnover. Crawford was one of three Storm players with three goals scored. She also had two groundballs and two caused turnovers. A. Spin had two assists along with her three goals, as well as three draw controls and two groundballs. C. Spin had a final line of three goals, three groundballs and a game-high six draw controls.
Asper had one goal with two assists and two groundballs. Breana Moser (Gahanna, Ohio / Gahanna) had two groundballs and two caused turnovers.
In the goal, Harmony Moore (Farmington, N.Y. / Canadaigua Academy) made four saves and picked up two groundballs in the game.
The Storm will compete in the GLIAC Tournament on Tuesday (May 2) as the fifth seed. Lake Erie will travel to Tiffin for a quarterfinal matchup.