April 4, 2009
HAMILTON, N.Y. -
The frigid temperatures of upstate New York cooled down the Lafayette offense as the women's lacrosse squad dropped a 20-3 decision to Colgate. Julia Bateman accounted for two of the three Leopard goals while 11 different Raiders scored for Colgate.
Michaela Corn recorded the other goal for the Leopards (0-12, 0-5) who were outshot by a 40-17 mark and won just six draw controls to Colgate's 19. The Raiders also capitalized on four of their six free-position shots. Lafayette goalie Emily Bjork recorded 13 saves in her 60 minutes of work.
Meghan Lawler and Ashley Didio led Colgate (10-3, 4-0) with three goals apiece. The Raiders forced 27 Lafayette turnovers while committing just 21 of their own.
Colgate scored the first four goals of the game before Bateman made it a 4-1 score with her unassisted goal at the 22:18 mark. Colgate responded with another goal before Corn came through with the team's second goal that made it a 6-2 game with more than 17 minutes to play.
Unfortunately, the Raiders closed out the half with six unanswered goals to up their lead to 10 (12-2) at the midway point.
Colgate's offense continued its hot streak by scoring seven straight goals over the first 18 minutes of the second half. Bateman broke that streak with her second goal at the nine minute mark to make it 19-3. The Raiders scored the final goal of the game to come away with the 20-3 victory.
The Leopards return home next Saturday to host Holy Cross at 12 p.m.