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Women’s lacrosse halted on the road against the Rams

In a tough environment, the Lady Marauders collapsed under the pressure in West Chester.

Brooke Stephens
Staff Writer

In a tough environment, the Lady Marauders collapsed under the pressure in West Chester.
In a tough environment, the Lady Marauders collapsed under the pressure in West Chester.

On Saturday, the Millersville women’s lacrosse team traveled to West Chester for their first PSAC road game of the season. The Golden Rams won on their home turf with a score of 18-8.
Junior attack Brooke Fisher was the leading scorer, ending the game with a hat trick. Goalkeeper Lauren Mateja had 11 saves during the game, her fourth double-digit save total of the season.
Offensively the Marauders only totaled 16 shots on goal against the tough Golden Rams defense.
So far West Chester remains undefeated overall this season, placing them No. 2 in the nation. The Marauders put up a good fight though nearly keeping pace the Golden Rams most of the first half.
With 11 minutes remaining in the first half, Fisher was able to find the back of the net, closing the gap 6-4. The Golden Rams turned up the intensity in the final ten minutes increasing their lead by eight.
Going in the second half the score was 13-5, with West Chester outscoring Millersville 7-1.
In the second half both teams picked up the defensive intensity. Senior Ashley Henderson scored with 28 minutes to play, but for the next 16 minutes the Golden Rams would not let anything hit the net. Millersville was only able to get seven shots off in the final 28 minutes, two of which resulted in goals.
The Marauders only let five goals by from the Golden Rams, which tied the least amount of goals West Chester scored in a period this season.
Eight goals is the most Millersville has scored on West Chester since 2008, in which they reached 11.
The lady Marauders will be home on Friday to take on Slippery Rock, game time is 3 p.m.