Apr 13, 2010

Lacrosse loses in Detroit

by Daniel Martinez

Seeing their first on-field action in two weeks, the Liberty University Lady Flames lacrosse team was demoralized early in a tough loss Saturday afternoon at the hands of University of Detroit Titans. The Titans used their home field advantage to easily take the contest by a final score of 19-5.

The Lady Flames entered the game with a record of 1-8, playing their first game since March 28, and they may have been a little rusty. The Titans put the hurt on early, with midfielder Emily Boissonneault scoring just over two minutes into the contest, and the rest of the team following her to the net. A parade of her teammates scored over the next 15 minutes, running the score to 11-0, until Lady Flames team captain Kristin Crowley shot one past the Detroit goalie with 12 minutes left in the half. The first half ended with Liberty facing a difficult 14-1 deficit.

While they turned up the defense (allowing just five more goals) and scored three consecutive goals in a four-minute span, the Lady Flames could not recover from the steep first half deficit, dropping by a final score of 19-5.

Sophomore Anna Starling led the Lady Flames with two goals, including both of Liberty’s last two in the game. Crowley, sophomore Chloe McIntosh, and sophomore Anna Hornick each scored one apiece for the visitors.

Anna Eidem led all scorers with four goals, and three Titans recorded hat tricks in the contest.

The loss dropped the Lady Flames to 1-9 in their inaugural season. Their next game is against another conference opponent, Presbyterian, in South Carolina Saturday.

Contact Daniel Martinez
at dpmartinez@liberty.edu.

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