PAINESVILLE, Ohio – The Lake Erie College women's lacrosse team was in action today as they lost in the finals minutes of the game against the University of Findlay, 8-7.
The first half was a defensive battle for the first seven minutes before the Storm took the lead when Anna Spin (Auburn, N.Y. / Auburn) found Anastasia Crawford (Corning, N.Y. / Corning Painted Post East) for the goal. The Oiler tied the game with a goal less than a minute later. A. Spin put the Storm back on top as she scored a free position goal to give the Storm a 2-1 lead with a little more than 20 minutes remaining in the half. The Storm defense continued their strong play as they held the Oilers without a goal for almost 10 minutes before the Oiler tied the game at two goals apiece with a little more than 12 minutes remaining in the half. Mallory Quiggle (Lewis Center, Ohio / Olentangy) gave the Storm the lead as she scored off of a free position shot, and A. Spin increased the Storm advantage with her second goal of the game off of a free position shot. The Oiler cut into the Storm lead with a goal, to make the score 4-3 in favor of the Storm. The Storm regained their two goal lead when Quiggle beat her defender one on one and scored an unassisted goal, to give the Storm a 5-3 advantage. The Oilers scored twice with less than a minute remaining in the half to tie the game at five goals apiece at the intermission.
Quiggle scored her third goal of the game to open the scoring in the second half and give the Storm a 6-5 lead over the Oilers. The Storm defense came out of the locker room ready to play as the Storm held the Oilers without a goal for the first 12 minutes of the second half, before the Oilers scored twice, to take a 7-6 lead with a little more than 16 minutes remaining in the game. The Storm responded to tie the game when Kayla Bohn (Louisville, Ky. / Eastern) scored off of an assist by A. Spin, with a little less than eight minutes remaining in the game. After more than five scoreless minutes the Oilers took the lead with a goal, and the Oilers held the ball and won, 8-7.
Lake Erie was led by Quiggle as she had three goals, a groundball, and a draw control in the game. A. Spin also pitched in with two goals, and three draw controls. Crawford led the defense as she had two caused turnovers in the game.
Katie Holden (Whitby, Ontario / Anderson C.V.I.) was in net for the Storm as she faced 16 shots on goal and made eight saves for the Storm.
Lake Erie will be back in action next week as they travel take on Grand Valley St. in a pair of games to finish up their regular season.