SLIPPERY ROCK, Pa. – The Lake Erie College women's lacrosse team was defeated today (March 17th) by Slippery Rock, 18-8. With the loss the Storm falls to 1-2 on the season and with the win Slippery Rock improves to 2-2 overall.
Slippery Rock took an early 1-0 lead, but the Storm answered quickly with a goal from a free shot position by Taylor Mathis (Corning, N.Y. / Corning) to tie the game at 1-1. Slippery Rock scored seven unanswered goals and made the score 8-1 with 15 minutes left in the first half. The Storm cut into the lead when Anastasia Crawford (Corning, N.Y. / Corning) scored off of an assist by Cecilla Spin (Auburn, N.Y. / Auburn) to make the score 8-2. Slippery Rock scored two more before the Storm answered with a goal of their own. Lake Erie scored when Spin found Samantha Gryba (Okotoks, Alberta / National Sport Academy) for the goal to make the score 10-3. Slippery Rock added a goal before the half to make the score 11-3 at the intermission.
After Slippery Rock opened the scoring in the second half, the Storm answered back when Crawford scored an unassisted goal to make the score, 12-4 in favor of Slippery Rock. Slippery Rock scored five straight goals and made the score, 17-4. Taylor Izzo (Hamburg, N.Y. / Frontier) found the back of the net from a free shot position to make the score, 17-5 in favor of Slippery Rock. Izzo scored her second goal of the game off of an assist from Haley Andersen (Henderson, Nev. / Coronado) to make the score, 17-6. After a Slippery Rock goal, Mathis answered with her second goal of the game for the Storm from a free shot position to make the score 18-7. Izzo scored her third goal off of an assist by Gryba to make the score 18-8, and Slippery Rock won the game 18-8.
The Storm was led by Izzo who had a hat trick, two draw controls, and a ground ball. Crawford and Mathis each scored two goals for the Storm. Spin led the way with two assists, and also had a draw control.
Katie Holden (Whitby, Ontario / Anderson C.V.I.) was in net for the Storm, she faced 31 shots, 27 of which were on goal, and she made nine saves.
Lake Erie will be back in action tomorrow when they travel to take on Gannon University at 4 P.M.