Over spring break, the Union Women’s Lacrosse team packed up their gear and headed south to Baltimore, Md., for a six-day spring training trip.
Although not exactly as sunny as Florida, where several other Union teams traveled for their spring training, the girls still made the most of their trip, working hard to get ready for the season.
While in Baltimore, the team practiced every day and played two games. The Dutchwomen beat Stevenson 16-7 and then lost to Williams 11-17, ending their spring training with a 1-1 record and advancing their overall record to 2-2.
Since returning from their spring training trip, the Dutchwomen have played two games, traveling to Vassar and Bard and coming out on top in both contests.
Following these two away victories, the Dutchwomen held a 2-0 record in the Liberty League and 4-2 record overall.
The Dutchwomen recently took on the University of Rochester in a game played on Bailey Field.
The homefield advantage definitely worked out in the Dutchwomen’s favor, as they defeated Rochester with final score of 15-5. The team was led in scoring by Jackie Hagopian ’17 and Emily McGrail ’15 who both scored hat tricks.
Based on her efforts, McGrail was named the Liberty League Player of the Week. Another key performer in the game was Maggie Comiskey ’16 who tallied two goals and three assists.
Kim Grinhaus ’15, goalie for the Dutch, made six saves in the first half, and Jen Hughes ’17 was only challenged once, making one save after taking over for Grinhaus in goal in the second half.
Later in the week, the Dutchwomen took on another Rochester-area team, RIT, defeating the Tigers 14-12.
The Dutchwomen were led in scoring by Haley Gould ’15 and Ciara Dudeck ’15 who both netted three goals. Grinhaus made 12 saves as an impressive goalie in the contest.
The team has a lot to be proud of since they are currently undefeated in league play and their overall record stands at a solid 6-2.
This week the team takes on Middlebury and league opponent William Smith.