May 2, 2014

Storm Falls to Dragons in GLIAC Semis

ALLENDALE, Mich.—The Lake Erie College women's lacrosse team fell in the Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (GLIAC) semifinals, 16-11, to Tiffin University Friday (May 2) in Allendale, Mich.

The Dragons scored the first goal of the game but Ashriel West (Jamesville, N.Y./Jamesville Dewitt) answered with a goal to tie it up minutes later.  Tiffin then went on a 4-0 run before Emma Miller (Mentor, Ohio/Mentor) halted it with a free-position goal.  Hana Abu-Kwiek (Lewis Center, Ohio/Olentnagy) answered the next Dragons goal off a pass from Delaney Semancik (Naples, Fla./Gulf Coast) to bring the game to 6-3.  After the Dragons scored a pair of goals, the Storm answered with a pair, from Miller and Abu-Kwiek but Tiffin added one more heading into the half leading 9-5.

Semancik cut the lead to three after scoring the first goal of the second-half but Tiffin scored the next six to regain control.  Breana Moser (Gahanna, Ohio/Gahanna) broke up the run with a goal assisted from Abu-Kwiek.  After Tiffin added one more, the Storm ended the game on a 4-0 run, with two goals from Kayla Bohn (Louisville, Ky./Eastern) and one apiece from Abu-Kwiek and West (assisted by Abu-Kwiek) but it was not enough to overcome the differential. 

Abu-Kwiek led the Storm with five points on three goals, two assists to go along with four groundballs.  Bohn finished with two goals, six groundballs and three caused turnovers.  West netted two goals to go with her two groundballs and three draw controls.  Miller had three groundballs and two caused turnovers in addition to her two goals.  Semancik had a goal and an assist, as well as a team-high seven groundballs.  Moser had one goal, four groundballs, three draw controls and two caused turnovers. Mallory Quiggle (Lewis Center, Ohio/Olentangy) had four groundballs and a draw control while Skylar Hunter (Erie, Pa./McDowell) had two groundballs and a draw control. Samantha Gryba (Okotoks, Alberta/National Sport Academy) and goalie Katie Holden (Whitby, Ont./Anderson C.V.I.) combined for five groundballs.

The Storm forced 10 turnovers on defense and held a 41-32 advantage in groundballs and a 39-27 advantage on shots.  The Storm was successful on 14-of-15 (93%) of clears while holding Tiffin to just 10-of-19 (52.6%). 

Lake Erie finishes the season with a 10-8 overall record, including a 7-1 record in regular season GLIAC play.  

-LEC-