Women's Lacrosse Cruises Over Comets, 25-3, for First MIAA Win of Season

Photo Courtesy of Jeff Carter
Photo Courtesy of Jeff Carter

ADRIAN, Mich. - The Adrian College women's lacrosse team earned its first win in Michigan Intercollegiate Athletic Association (MIAA) after a 25-3 victory over Olivet on Tuesday night. Annie Rice led the Bulldogs, scoring 10 points (three goals, seven assists) in the win.

THE BASICS

Final Score: Adrian 25, Olivet 3

Location: Adrian, Michigan (Docking Stadium)

Records: Adrian (2-6, 1-1 MIAA), Olivet (0-8, 0-3 MIAA)

HOW IT HAPPENED

• The Bulldogs answered the Comets opening goal by scoring 16 of their own to take a 16-1 lead into the locker room at the half.

Annika Nuler (unassisted) scored the first Adrian goal to tie the game, 1-1. She scored two goals total in the opening half.

Emily Smith and Mariesa Johnson added two goals to the Bulldogs first half score. 

Jenna Carter and Rice each scored three goals in the opening half. Rice also tallied six of her seven total assists in the first.

Gabriella Storin, Ava Cares, Onya Sterling, and Maddie Nicholas each recorded one goal in the first half.

• Olivet scored the opening goal in the second half just 1:10 into the period to put the score at 16-2 in favor of Adrian.

• Sterling added her second goal of the game that started a nine-goal run for the Bulldogs in the second half. 

Katie Barnes, Lisa Lemm, Cares, Nicholas, Rachel Smestad, Nicole Paradis (2 goals), and Amanda Tuckey added a point on the board for Adrian.

TOP DOGS

• Rice tallied four shots on goal and three ground balls to her game-high 10 points.

• Carter finished with three goals and three assists as well as tying for a game-high six ground balls and five caused turnovers. She also hauled in two draw controls.

• Cares and Paradis had a team-high three draw controls.

• Smith, Sterling, Cares, Paradis, Nicholas, Johnson, and Nuler each scored twice.

Cassie Veenkant (W, 2-2) allowed only one goal and made one save in 30:00 of play.

THE OPPOSITION

• Krystin Verran led the Comets with two goals, six ground balls, nine draw controls and two caused turnovers.

• Paige Harcourt scored a goal, pulled in one groundball and a draw control.

• Miranda Mors tallied Olivet's only assist in the game.

UP NEXT

• Adrian will look for its second conference win, facing Trine on the road Saturday, April 15 at 1:00 p.m.