12 Goal Run Lifts Storm Over Oilers, 22-11

Photo by Baker Media Productions

PAINESVILLE, Ohio—The Lake Erie College women's lacrosse team fell behind early against the University of Findlay but a 12-0 fueled the Storm's comeback as they defeated the Oilers 22-11 on Senior Day Saturday (April 19) in Painesville for their fourth straight Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (GLIAC) win. 

Hana Abu-Kwiek (Lewis Center, Ohio/Olentangy Orange) scored the game's first goal but Findlay responded with the next two to take the lead.  The Storm tied it up on a goal by Samantha Gryba (Okotoks, Alberta/National Sport Academy) assisted by Delaney Semancik (Naples, Fla./Gulf Coast) however, the Oilers went on a 4-0 run to jump ahead 6-2.  The Storm responded with a three goal run, kicked off with a free-position goal from Ashriel West (Jamesville, N.Y./Jamesville Dewitt) followed by Gryba's second goal and capped off by West's second, assisted by Abu-Kwiek.  Findlay cut the run short of tying the game, taking a two-goal lead before the Storm dominated the rest of the half on a 6-0 run.  West kicked off the run with a goal assisted by Abu-Kwiek.  Emma Miller (Mentor, Ohio/Mentor) tied the game at seven before Abu-Kwiek scored a pair of goals to build the lead to two.  Gryba and Kayla Bohn (Louisville, Ky./Eastern) added goals late in the half to give Lake Erie an 11-7 advantage at halftime.

Bohn picked up where she left off in the first-half, scoring three goals to open the second- the middle one assisted by Semancik.  Semancik then scored a trio of her own to give the Storm a 17-7 lead before Findlay notched a goal in the second-half, ending the Storm's 12-0 overall run.  Bohn scored her fifth of the game to make it 18-8 before Findlay scored two straight but it was not enough, as the Storm ended the game on a 4-1 run, with goals from Mallory Quiggle (Lewis Center, Ohio/Olentangy), West, Abu-Kwiek and Miller.

Abu-Kwiek had a team-high six points on four goals, two assists.  Bohn had a team-high five goals while Semancik had five points on three goals, two assists.  Senior Ashriel West had four goals in her final home game at Jack Britt Memorial Stadium.  Gryba and Miller combined for five goals- three and two respectively.  Quiggle rounded out scoring for the Storm. 

Bohn and Miller had three groundballs each.  West had a team-high eight draw controls in addition to her two groundballs and two caused turnovers.  Quiggle, Breana Moser (Gahanna, Ohio/Gahanna), Gryba and Abu-Kwiek had a pair of groundballs each.

Katie Holden (Whitby, Ont./Anderson C.V.I.) picked up the win in net, making 14 saves and grabbing a team-high four groundballs. 

The Storm is back in action next Friday (April 25) at Wheeling Jesuit University.

-LEC-