Strong Second Half Not Enough for Women’s Lacrosse

Strong Second Half Not Enough for Women’s Lacrosse

SELINSGROVE, Pa. – The Susquehanna women's lacrosse team out-scored visiting Randolph-Macon 6-3 in the second half but it was not enough to come away with the win as SU fell 18-13 on Wednesday afternoon.

Annie McElaney led all players with five goals while Becky McHugh added three goals and one assist. The Crusaders (3-4) were 5-of-8 on free position shots and the defense forced 20 Yellow Jackets turnovers.

Randolph-Macon (4-3) won 25 draw controls and had 38 shots to SU's 29. Starting goalie Alyssa Rothman played the first 20 minutes and had three saves. Carolyn Figliola played the final 40 minutes and had seven saves.

Susquehanna was in a 4-1 hole six minutes into the game before McHugh's free position shot at the 22:36 mark made it a 4-2 game.

Shannon Kinney's free position goal with 13:10 on the clock kept SU within four (8-4). The Yellow Jackets led 11-6 with 7:32 remaining before they scored three unanswered goals to pull ahead by six (14-6) with five minutes left in the half.

Both teams scored one goal apiece in the final two minutes to keep it an eight-goal game (15-7) at halftime.

The second half saw a drastic dip in goals. With 6:09 left in the game, it was 18-9 in favor of Randolph-Macon. SU ended the game with four unanswered goals over a five-minute span but the Yellow Jackets held on for the 18-13 win.

The Crusaders return to action on April 2 with a 1 p.m. game at Lebanon Valley.