F&M Women’s Lacrosse team kicks off season with three wins

By Sophie Afdhal || Sports Editor

The F&M women’s lacrosse team faced off against Stevenson University this week with great success. The women secured the win 13-8 for their third win of the season in this non-conference game. Currently ranked number four, this win elevates their record to 3-0 while Stevenson falls to 0-3. F&M came out strong, with an early 5-0 lead started by Emily Everdell ’15 who scored unassisted in the first three minutes of the game. The Stevenson Mustangs first scored after Gabby Frank netted her third goal of the day to make it 5-0 and the Lady Dips went into halftime with a strong 5-1 lead. Though Stevenson came out strong, scoring 7 more goals after the half, they were unable to come back and fell with a final of 13-8. Captain Brittney Jorgenson ’15 scored twice against Stevenson, including the final goal with only 40 seconds remaining. She was very pleased with the start of the season and their tough play. “The season is going great, so far we are 3-0,” said Jorgenson, “The Stevenson game was definitely a tough game. Stevenson just came off of a loss to previous national champion. Although they lost they went into triple over time with them Thus, they definitely knew they could play with us. They came out super fire up but we managed to pull out the win.” F&M held the advantage with shots with 35-17 and Goalie Kaitlin Hardt continued her strong defensive play, elevating her record to 3-0 with 5 saves in goal. Jorgenson credited important role of the defensive play in the game. “Our defense played amazing forcing a ton of turnovers,” Jorgenson said. This was a strong game statistically for the women. In addition to the shot advantage, they also held draw controls 15-8, ground balls 20-17, and a perfect 11-11 on clear attempts. As it is early in the season, the women still have a great deal of important training and game play still ahead. “In the next couple weeks we will start playing teams in our conference after returning from our spring break training trip in florida,” said Jorgenson. However, these early wins give the women great starting momentum to build upon going into conference play. Though their first Centennial Conference game won’t be until the 21st at Muhlenberg College, The women will next return to the action at home against Lebanon Valley College at home on Thursday March 12. Senior Sophie Afdhal is the Sports Editor. Her email is sophie.afdhal@fandm.edu.

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