BETHLEHEM, Pa. / Mar. 3, 2012– TheRobert Morriswomen’s lacrosse team continued their
four-game road trip as they traveled to Lehigh, dropping an 11-9 decision on
Saturday afternoon. The Colonials
brought the deficit to within two goals in the closing seconds after scoring
four-straight goals in a span of just over two minutes.
Robert Morris (1-3, 0-0 NEC) received multi-goal
performances from senior Colleen O'Donnell (Portland Ore. / St. Mary’s Academy)
as well as sophomore MacKenzie Lawler (Okemos Mich. / Okemos) and freshman Emma
Baukhages (Gambrills, Md. / Indian Creek).
The Colonials fell behind early as Lehigh (2-2)
scored the first three goals of the contest before senior Courtney Sicinski
(Downingtown, Pa. / Downingtown West) scored at the midpoint of the first
half. Three minutes later, fellow senior
O’Donnell netted her first of two goals in the game. Lehigh would push the lead back to two before
Lawler scored off of a free position shot.
The deficit facing the Colonials would again be two goals as Lehigh scored
their fifth goal before the end of the first half.
RMU opened the second half scoring as O’Donnell
would score her second off of a pass from Baukhages. Lehigh would score the next two goals of the
game behind Colonial goaltender Kaitlin Pentz (Sykesville Md. / Century). With less than twenty minutes remaining,
Baukhages would score the Colonials’ fifth goal of the game off of a free
position shot. As play wound down, the
Mountain Hawks would net the next four goals to give them a six-goal advantage
with under three minutes remaining.
After the eleventh Lehigh goal, freshman Kristin Yoviene (Easton, Md. /
Saints Peter and Paul) won the draw control and possessed the ball downfield to
score on Mountain Hawk goaltender Allison Fayans with just over two minutes
remaining in the game. Less than a
minute later, freshman Talia Waskowicz (Pittsburgh Pa. / North Allegheny)
netted her only goal of the game off of a feed from Lawler. Lawler would add her second free position
goal of the day with less than a minute remaining to bring the Colonials to
within three. With just five seconds
remaining in the game, Baukhages would net her second as well off of a pass
from Sicinski. That goal would prove to
be the final scoring in the game as Lehigh won the ensuing draw control to run
out the remaining time.
Pentz finished the game with eight saves in the
contest. Lawler and Baukhages both
contributed two goals and one assist to the Colonial offense. Robert Morris converted three of their four
free position shots in the game while Pentz was able to stop two of Lehigh’s
four attempts. The defense of RMU was
able to force the Mountain Hawks into sixteen turnovers and was led by Yoviene
with two caused turnovers.
The Colonials return to action as they travel to
Annapolis, Md. to face Navy this upcoming Wednesday before returning home to Joe Walton Stadium to host High Point on Saturday, March 10th at 1:00 p.m.
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