Women's Lacrosse News & Highlights
March 16, 2013
Women's Lacrosse Edged By Neumann
Eastern sophomore Sara Blaylock netted three goals in the first half in a five-minute span. Freshman Victoria Graham scored two second-half goals. Graham leads the Eagles with seven goals this season. Emmy Fisher and Julia Furniss also scored for the Eagles.
Eagles' freshman goalie Cortney Andes recorded 13 saves in the loss. The Eagles offense placed nine shots on Neumann goalie Christina Hughes, who made two saves.
Neumann started the game with two player-down goals at 23:21 and 22:53 after Emily Sanders exited the game with a yellow card. Sanders returned and the Eagles scored four straight even-strength goals. Blaylock scored her first with an assist from Julia Furniss at 22:30. Furniss picked up another assist with 21:03 left, finding Emmy Fisher for the score. Blaylock then scored two more at 18:35 and 17:15 with assists from Angalena Malavenda and Shannon Wilcox.
The Knights scored three goals to finish the half ahead 5-4 and added another goal 19 seconds into the second half.
After another Neumann goal, Graham got one back for the Eagles at 20:34. The Knights scored one minute later, but Eastern scored two free position goals to pull within one.
However, the Knights took a 9-7 lead with 12:17 to go. For the remaining 12 minutes, the Eagles' comeback was hindered by 10 turnovers and zero shot attempts.
The Eagles play at Alvernia on March 21 for a 4 p.m. game.
Updated: Saturday, 16 March 2013