Women’s lacrosse wraps up regular season with league action

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Members of Union’s women’s lacrosse team compete during practice. The team’s record currently stands at 9-4 as they look to wrap up their regular season and begin postseaosn play. (Anna Klug I Concordiensis)

The women’s lacrosse season is coming to an end with only two games left. To date their record stands at 9-4. Over the past two weeks, the Dutchwomen split four games against the University of Rochester, RIT, Middlebury and William Smith College.

The Dutchwomen dominated against Rochester all the way through. Union led the whole game, and ended the first half up 5-2. Goalie Jen Hughes ’17 played very well throughout the game with 9 saves. Union controlled possession, totaling 26 shots to Rochester’s six, and went on to win 12-6.

Against RIT, Union trailed after the first half 7-4. The Dutchwomen rallied in the second half however, scoring nine goals while holding RIT to just four.

The second half performance pushed the score to 13-11 in Union’s favor by game’s end. The Dutchwomen tallied 34 shots on goal while RIT had 19. Hughes made 5 more saves to earn her second save of the weekend.

These two wins extended Union’s season-high winning streak to eight games.

This past week, the momentum halted and the Dutchwomen were unable to pull out a win either game against Middlebury and William Smith College. They were defeated by the Panthers 15-7. The Dutchwomen fell behind early, and were never able to climb back into the game.

Union was outshot by Middlebury, only totaling 18 shots to Middlebury’s 37.

The Dutchwomen followed up with another loss, this time to William Smith College, but competed hard throughout the game’s entirety.

The final margin was a pair, with William Smith winning 11-9, but the score was close from start to finish. After the first half, Union only trailed by one, down 6-5.

In the second half, the Dutchwomen did their best to come back, scoring four more goals, but ultimately came up short in the end.

The Dutchwomen play their final two games of the season at Bailey Field against Vassar College and Bard College on April 29 and 30.

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