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MU drops first road game

Millersville lacrosse lost their first road game to Chestnut Hill. Photo courtesy of MU Athletics.

Kat Vasquez
Associate Sports Editor

The Millersville University women lacrosse played against Chestnut Hill on Saturday March 2nd. Unfortunately, it was a tough loss (12-11) and neither team ever led by more than two goals. The Marauders now hold a record of 1-2, while Chestnut Hill earned their first victory of the season.

Despite the loss, Millersville did out shoot Chestnut Hill by 33-28, with 27 of those shots going on goal, and held a 14-11 advantage.

The start of the match, Gillian Zimmerman tallied the first score in less than two minutes. Erin Fagan then followed with the second goal, giving the Marauders an early 2-0 lead. However, Chestnut Hill pulled through and scored the next two goals to knot up the score. That’s when Emily Jacobsen jumped in and scored her first goal of the season at the 17:33 mark. Chestnut Hill kept fighting back and then scored the next three goals to mark their first lead of the game.

Julie Reinert extended the Chestnut Hill lead to 6-4, but the Marauders followed through and went and scored three-straight goals, two from Genevieve Speights including the go-ahead tally at the 25:56 mark, to take a 7-6 lead. Chestnut Hill scored two goals in just over 30 seconds which gave them the lead once again, but Millersville responded powerfully with with two-straight goals, including a go-ahead goal from Sara Burney at the 17:11 mark. Chestnut Hill took advantage of being up one player and tied the game at the 15:05 mark. Speights responded with another go-ahead goal, her fourth of the game, at the 11:42 mark off a pass from Calie Swegon.

The Marauders despite upon multiple tries  never retook the lead, as Chestnut Hill scored the next three goals and led 12-10 with under four minutes to play. Zimmerman made it a one-point game at the 2:54 mark thanks to an assist from Speights, but Millersville was unable to score again and lost its first road game of the season.