Women’s lacrosse continues winning streak

Union’s Jessica Farland ’16 takes the draw during a women’s lacrosse game against St. Lawrence. The Dutchwomen ended up defeating the Saints 7-4. This win continued the team’s early season winning streak and also upheld the Dutchwomen’s undefeated conference record. (Courtesy of Emily Jennings)

The women’s lacrosse team began their 2016 spring season in early March, and currently boast an overall record of 7-2. The Dutchwomen have been on a winning streak since Mar. 23, winning six games against Williams, Emerson, RPI, Skidmore, St. Lawrence and Clarkson, respectively.

In recent action, the team’s April 8 victory over St. Lawrence came by way of a 7-4 final score.

Union played solidly out of the gate, leading 5-3 at the half, then stepped up defensively, holding the Saints to just one goal in the second half.

Overall, Union was outshot by St. Lawrence 19-16, but Union goalie Jen Hughes ’17 made seven saves, garnering a save percentage of .636.

Cailin Pandolfi ’18 helped lead the team, contributing three goals and one assist. Jackie Hagopian ’17 also scored two goals and added one assist. In addition, Maggie Comiskey ’16 and Kellie Cronin ’19 each added one goal in the victory, while Comiskey led the team in assists with three in the game.

The following day, the Dutchwomen faced off against Clarkson and continued their winning ways with an 8-7 victory.

The Dutchwomen faced adversity at first, falling behind 5-3 at the half. The team showed determination in the second half, outscoring Clarkson 4-2 and forcing overtime, before Hagopian, with three goals and two assists in the contest, netted the game-winner.

Comiskey, Jessica Farland ’16 and Elena Driscoll ’19 each were important contributors to the team’s victory.

All in all, the Dutchwomen outshot Clarkson 21-19, with 18 ground balls while going 13-14 on clears.

The Dutchwomen look to remain undefeated in Liberty League play when they take on the University of Rochester on April 15.



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