PAINESVILLE, Ohio – The Lake Erie College women's lacrosse team used a seven-goal swing to rally for a 13-9 non-conference victory over the Roberts Wesleyan College Redhawks on Thursday (March 22) at Jack Britt Memorial Stadium.
Lake Erie turned a three goal deficit into a four goal advantage with seven goals in a 17-minute span across both halves.
Anna Spin (Auburn, N.Y. / Auburn) scored the first goal of the game for the Storm less than a minute in. Roberts Wesleyan scored three straight goals over the next six minutes, taking a 3-1 lead. Haley Andersen (Henderson, Nev. / Coronado) cut the lead to one with an unassisted goal with 22 minutes left in the first half. Two minutes later, the Redhawks responded with a goal before A. Spin scored her second goal of the game with 18 minutes left. After a six minute scoreless period, Roberts Wesleyan gained their biggest lead of the night with two goals. The Storm trailed 6-3 with 11:21 left in the first half. Over the final eight minutes of the half, Lake Erie scored four goals, taking a 7-6 lead into the locker room. A. Spin scored twice, including one on a free position shot. Anastasia Crawford (Corning, N.Y. / Corning Painted Post East) and Taylor Mathis (Corning, N.Y. / Corning) each added a goal in the first half.
Riley Heffron (Livermore, Ca. / Granada) found the back of the net five minutes into the second half for the Storm. Crawford scored two straight goals in the next four minutes as Lake Erie led 10-6 with 21 minutes left. Crawford first scored on a man up, free position shot and then scored on an assist by Meagan Maxwell (Hamburg, N.Y. / Hamburg). Roberts Wesleyan stopped the run with a goal with 18 minutes remaining. Five minutes later, A. Spin fed a pass to Crawford for her fifth goal of the contest. With nine minutes remaining, Crawford converted a man down, free position shot as Lake Erie led 12-7. The Redhawks scored two quick goals in the next two minutes. Crawford capped her night with her sixth goal in the final minute of the game. Lake Erie won 13-9.
Crawford scored six goals in the game, leading all scorers. A. Spin scored four goals with one assist, four groundballs, two caused turnovers and four draw controls. Cecilia Spin (Auburn, N.Y. / Auburn) picked up five groundballs with two draw controls and two caused turnovers. Mathis was tied for the team lead with four draw controls as she also had two groundballs and two caused turnovers. Heffron had two caused turnovers with three groundballs.
Harmony Moore (Farmington, N.Y. / Canadaigua Academy) made ten saves in the goal, including six in the second half. Moore led the Storm with six groundballs.
The Storm will host Wheeling Jesuit on Sunday (March 25) afternoon at 12:00 PM.