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Lacrosse earns first PSAC win of the season

Millersville women's lacrosse beat a winless Edinboro for their first PSAC win of the season. Photo courtesy of MU Athletics.

Kat Vasquez
Associate Sports Editor

The Millersville University women’s lacrosse team sparked an 18-10 win on Chryst Field at Biemesderfer Stadium on Saturday against Edinboro University. The Marauders (3-2, 1-0 PSAC) won their second-straight game, while Edinboro (0-5, 0-1 PSAC) are still seeking their first win this season. As of now, this marks Millersville’s fourth-straight win against Edinboro. The Marauders now lead the all-time series 6-3, including 5-1 at Millersville.  

Coach Cindy Wilson said, “We played hard and together. We executed a lot of things we have been working on in practice and it was a good overall team win.”

Both teams exchanged the lead back and forth earlier in the game, with Edinboro tying the game, 4-4, at the 15;38 mark in the first half. Wilson called for a timeout. After, Millersville scored the next five goals, each one coming from a different Marauder to build a lead, it would ultimately not surrender.

Edinboro, however, didn’t want their flame to burn out just yet. After the Marauders scored five goals back to back,  Edinboro scored and won six of the first seven draw controls.

But the Marauders had a secret weapon, Wilson brought out Erin Fagan who is named one of PSAC Scholar-Athlete of the year (2018). From there, Millersville won 15 draw controls over the course of the match while Edinboro won only eight. Thanks to Fagan who notched a team-high four points off of three goals and one assist and, scoring on all three of her free position attempts.

“Erin Fagan stepped up today and did a really great job in the middle and taking the draw. Before the game, we talked about being hungry for the ball and fighting for it on 50/50s and after that first timeout they went back to the basics and it worked for us.” Wilson quotes

Up next, the Marauders will be on road to continue their PSAC play to face off Bloomsburg University Huskies on Saturday, March 23rd at 1:00 pm at Steph Pettit Stadium.