Women's Lacrosse News & Highlights
April 10, 2013
Eagles Comeback Falls Short At Manhattanville
The Eagles fell 15-14 to the Manhattanville College Valiants Wednesday afternoon.
Eastern's Angalena Malavenda, Julia Furniss and Victoria Graham each scored three goals in the loss. Sara Blaylock added two goals, and Emmy Fisher, Shannon Wilcox and Rachelle Lehman each scored a goal as well.
The Eagles led 5-1 with 19:29 to go in the first half after Malavenda scored her second unassisted goal of the game. By halftime the Eagles' lead was cut to 9-7.
Graham scored the first goal of the second half on a free position shot, but the Valiants went on to score five consecutive goals to claim the lead. Eastern's Sara Blaylock scored with 12:40 to go to put Eastern within one, but Manhattanville scored three goals in a row to take the 15-11 lead.
Furniss netted a goal at 7:32 and at 5:32 to trim Manhattanville's lead to 15-13. With 2:52 remaining, Angalena Malavenda scored her third goal of the game to put Eastern within one.
However, the Eagles were held shotless the remainder of the game and fell just shy of completing the comeback.
Manhattanville received four yellow cards during the game, but also managed to score four player-down goals. The Valiants were led by Casandra Honovich's six goals. Honovich now has 44 goals this season.
On a positive note, the Eagles earned 13 free-position shots to Manhattanville's five, and won the draw control category 16-15. The Eagles also took more shots and committed less turnovers.
The Eagles remain on the hunt for their first win of the season as they play at King's on Saturday at 1 p.m.
Updated: Wednesday, 10 April 2013