PAINESVILLE, Ohio—The Lake Erie College women's lacrosse team bounced back from a loss with a 15-11 victory over McKendree University Sunday (March 23).
Hana Abu-Kwiek (Lewis Center, Ohio/Olentangy Orange) struck first for the Storm two-and-a-half minutes in. Abu-Kwiek then assisted a goal to Emma Miller (Mentor, Ohio/Mentor) two minutes later to increase the lead to two. Breana Moser (Gahanna, Ohio/Gahanna) made it 3-0 on a goal assisted by Mallory Quiggle, Ohio/Olentangy). The Storm continued to roll as Ashriel West (Jamesville, N.Y/Jamesville Dewitt) made it 4-0. Krystin Major scored the Bearcats first goal to cut the lead to three but Samantha Gryba (Okotoks, Alberta/National Sport Academy) brought the lead back to four on a man-up goal. Abu-Kwiek scored in between two Bearcat goals and West scored her second and third goals of the game to bring the Lake Erie lead up to five. However, the Bearcats mounted a comeback, scoring four straight to cut the lead to one before Abu-Kwiek stopped the McKendree run with her third goal. West and Abu-Kwiek scored one more goal apiece to close out the half with an 11-7 lead.
The Bearcats scored the first goal of the second half to cut the lead to three before Quiggle scored the Storm's first goal of the half 12 minutes in. Moser scored her second goal of the game with 10 minutes to play to bring the score to 13-8. Kayla Bohn (Louisville, Ky./Eastern) added a late goal for the Storm as their defense was able to hold off a late McKendree run for the win.
West and Abu-Kwiek ended the day with four goals and two assists each, Quiggle added two goals and two assists while Moser netted two goals. Bohn, Gryba and Miller each had one goal and an assist.
Abu-Kwiek led the Storm with four groundballs while Bohn, Quiggle and Gryba had three each. Abu-Kwiek also had five draw controls.
Katie Holden (Whitby, Ont./Anderson C.V.I.) picked up the win in net, making 16 saves, including 13 in the second half.
Lake Erie held an advantage in shots (33-31), groundballs (25-20) and caused turnovers (5-3).
The Storm is back in action Thursday (March 27) on the road at Lock Haven University.