NORTH CANTON, Ohio – The Lake Erie College women's lacrosse team was in action Tuesday (April 5) as they defeated Walsh University 15-6 in Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (GLIAC) action.
The Cavaliers scored the first goal of the game, and after more than six scoreless minutes of play, the Storm tied the game at one goal apiece when Anastasia Crawford (Corning, N.Y. / Corning Painted Post East) scored off of an assist by Mallory Quiggle (Lewis Center, Ohio / Olentangy). The Cavaliers and Storm traded goals and the game was tied once again when Quiggle found the back of the net off of an assist by Kayla Bohn (Louisville, Ky. / Eastern). The Storm scored a second straight goal to take the lead when Crawford scored her second goal off of an assist by Cecilia Spin (Auburn, N.Y. / Auburn). The Storm took a two goal advantage with a third straight goal as Kaci Asper (Syracuse, N.Y. / Cicero-North Syracuse / Onondaga) scored unassisted with a little over 16 minutes remaining in the half. Less than a minute later the Storm took a 5-2 lead when Anna Spin (Auburn, N.Y. / Auburn) scored off of an assist by C. Spin. The Storm scored a fifth straight goal when C. Spin scored off of an assist by Quiggle.
The Storm continued to control the game as Crawford scored her third goal of the game off of an assist by Bohn, with a little more than 10 minutes remaining in the half. After five scoreless minutes of play A. Spin scored her second goal of the game to give the Storm an 8-2 advantage. Less than a minute later Hana Abu-Kwiek (Lewis Center, Ohio / Olentangy Orange) scored off of an assist by A. Spin to give the Storm a 9-2 advantage. The Storm continued to dominate when Breana Moser (Gahanna, Ohio / Gahanna) scored an unassisted goal with a little more than four minutes remaining in the half. Crawford scored her fourth goal off of an assist by Asper and the Storm took an 11-2 lead into the intermission.
The Storm's first half momentum carried over to the second as A. Spin opened the scoring in the second half for the Storm. The Cavaliers responded with a goal and made the score 12-3 in favor of the Storm. After the Cavaliers goal, the Storm scored two straight goals as Quiggle and Bohn scored for the Storm. After nearly 10 minutes of scoreless action the Cavaliers scored twice and cut the Storm lead to 14-5. The Storm regained their 10 goal advantage when Michelle Burke (Plymouth, Mich. / Plymouth) scored off of an assist by Crawford. The Cavaliers scored with less than a minute remaining, but the Storm won 15-6.
The Storm offense was led by Crawford as she had four goals, an assist, a groundball and a caused turnover. A. Spin pitched in offensively with three goals, an assist and a draw control.
Defensively the Storm forced 11 total turnovers. Moser led the defense as she had two caused turnovers, four groundballs and three draw controls. Emma Miller (Mentor, Ohio / Mentor) had a game high five draw controls and also caused a turnover.
Lake Erie will be back in action Saturday (April 9th) when they return home to host Grand Valley St. at 6 P.M.