Bulldogs Lose Heartbreaker in MIAA Opener

Photo Courtesy of Jeff Carter
Photo Courtesy of Jeff Carter

ADRIAN, Mich. - The Adrian College women's lacrosse team lost a heartbreaker to Hope, 11-10, in the team's Michigan Intercollegiate Athletic Association (MIAA) opener at Docking Stadium on Wednesday night. Annie Rice led the Bulldogs, scoring a hat trick and adding an assist to her point total for the game.

THE BASICS

Final Score: Hope 11, Adrian 10

Location: Adrian, Mich. (Docking Stadium)

Records: Hope (3-4, 1-0 MIAA), Adrian (1-6, 0-1 MIAA)

HOW IT HAPPENED

• The Bulldogs struck quickly with Mariesa Johnson scoring twice in the opening five minutes to put Adrian up 2-0.

• Hope responded with two goals from Alexandra Webb to tie the game with 22:12 left in the half.

• Rice, Alex Branum, and Jenna Carter each scored for Adrian to take a 5-2 lead.

• Webb and Emily Deane scored for the Flying Dutch to cut the lead to one goal (5-4) with 11:56 left to play in the half. 

• The Bulldogs would take an 8-4 lead into the locker room at the half after Rice scored her second and Carter scored her second and third goals of the game.

Annika Nuler and Rice scored for Adrian to open the second half. The goals gave the Bulldogs a 10-4 lead.

• Hope would rally back scoring six straight goals to tie the game at 10 with 1:34 remaining to play.

• Adrian won the draw control and had an opportunity to score the game-winning goal but the Bulldogs turned the ball over in the offensive end and the Flying Dutch were able to score the game-winner with just five seconds remaining in the game.

TOP DOGS

• Rice (3-1) led the Bulldogs in points with three goals and one assist as well as in ground balls with seven. 

• Carter scored three goals, hauled in four ground balls, four draw controls, and had two caused turnovers.

• Johnson finished with two goals, four ground balls, and one draw control.

THE OPPOSITIOn

• Webb scored five goals and had two assists. She also had four ground balls and one caused turnover.

• Madeline Shupe score three times, had five groundballs, and two caused turnovers.

• Serena Harris and Kym led the Dutch with five ground balls.

UP NEXT

• Adrian hosts Olivet on Tuesday, April 11 at 4:00 p.m.