By Ali Brustowicz
Union Women’s Lacrosse is currently 7-4 for their 2014 season and 5-1 in the Liberty League.
On Saturday, April 12, the Dutchwomen had an exciting game against Vassar for their last home game of the season.
To add to the excitement, it was senior day for the four seniors: Captain Micaela DeSimone ’14, Kim Seckler ’14, Juliette Larzelere ’14 and Ali Feldman ’14.
The four seniors have been playing together since their first year at Union.
Feldman stated, “Our senior class has been cohesive and successful on and off the field because we are so diverse and we respect what each member of our class brings to the team.”
The seniors have had a strong impact on the team, having gone to the Liberty League Championship twice, with a chance of making it again this year.
Reflecting back, Kim Seckler stated, “Playing with Mic, Jules and Ali has been a highlight for my four years at Union. I couldn’t ask for a better senior class to play with!”
In their game Saturday, the Dutchwomen were off to a rough start, trailing Vassar 4-0 10 minutes into the first half.
With a little over 13 minutes left in the half, first-year goalie Jen Hughes had a big save followed by a strong clear.
Union had a good transition, and Ciara Dudeck ’15 finished the play with a goal, assisted by Emily McGrail ’15, scoring the Dutchwomen’s first goal of the game.
With eight minutes left in the half, the Dutchwomen were able to come back and tie it up 4-4. Vassar then scored two goals in a row, but Union didn’t let down and, by half-time, the score was once again tied at 8-8.
The second half was back and forth until the Dutchwomen took control of the game and scored four goals in a row.
With five minutes left in the game, Union was up by three with a score of 13-10. The last five minutes were action-packed as Union scored three more times and was able to hold Vassar off.
The final score of the game was 16-11 Union. After a slow start, Union finished strong.
McGrail had a great game and tallied a total of six goals and four assists out of the Dutchwomen’s 16 goals. The team has four more scheduled games left in their season.
This was a big weekend for Union. Not only did women’s lacrosse have an exciting win, but men’s lacrosse won in double overtime, men’s and women’s tennis won their matches and so did men’s and women’s crew. And, of course, Union Men’s Hockey won the NCAA Championship!
A big congratulations goes out to all our student athletes for this past weekend’s accomplishments. And be sure to come out and support the Dutchwomen in their upcoming games!