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Women’s lacrosse held to two by Bald Eagles

Breanna Crognale
Staff Writer

It was a rough day for the Millersville women’s lacrosse team on Saturday as they fell to sixth ranked Lock Haven University 2-16. The Bald Eagles held the Marauders to their lowest scoring total this season. 

Lock Haven poured it on in the first half, scoring nine unanswered goals, before the Marauders found the back of the net. Millersville’s Brooke Fisher put the Marauders on the score board when she fired the ball past Lock Haven goalie Chrissy Baffuto. It was Fisher’s 44th goal of the season as she continues to lead the team in goals and points with 47. 

Becky Donkin’s offensive efforts could not yield a victory.
Becky Donkin’s offensive efforts could not yield a victory.

The teams would head into halftime with Lock Haven leading the Marauders 12-1. Millersville was outshot 20-5 in the first half and registered only three shots on goal compared to Lock Haven’s 17. 

Jill Murray opened the scoring in the second half for the Bald Eagles when she beat goaltender Kaitlin Crouthamel. Millersville got one back at the 13:59 mark when Becky Donkin blasted one past Baffuto for her seventh of the season. 

Lock Haven responded, with Chelsea Borrino scoring a minute later to make it 14-2. The Bald Eagles would tally two more goals before the end of the contest, making the final score 2-16. Jessica Pandolf tallied four goals in the victory bringing her season total to 49 and Jenna Dingler added three goals. 

The Marauders were outshot 31-9 in the contest and fired only six shots Baffuto’s way. Crouthamel made 10 saves on 26 shots for the Marauders as she was tagged with her 12th loss of the season. 

Millersville turned the ball over 28 times during the contest, compared to 21 for Lock Haven. The Bald Eagles held a 4-2 edge in free position shots for which they capitalized on two occasions. Millersville failed to capitalize on their two free position shots during the contest. 

The Marauders are back in action April 15 when they host Gannon University with a start time of 4 p.m.