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Women’s lacrosse continues winning streak

Christian Mansfield- Contributor

The women’s lacrosse continued their now five-game winning streak, as they defeated St. Thomas Aquinas College at Jess Dow Field 20-2.  With the win, the Owls improved to 6-2 while Aquinas’s record became 3-6.  

The day began with a celebration for senior athletes in honor of “senior day.”  

The Owls held the lead from the beginning of the first quarter and did not let it go. Attack Morgan Reilly, a senior, had a very strong game, leading the Owls with six points on three goals and three assists.  

 “It was a tremendous game and a great success for the whole team,” Reilly said. “I am feeling a mix of emotions, as I am so happy for our team but also sad that this is my last season playing with my teammates. It’s been wonderful playing with such a supportive group of people.”  

Attack Kirstin Mcintire, a graduate student, also had a great game, scoring five times.  

“It really was a great game. I was happy to see lots of different players score. Every single player contributed and led us to the win,” Mcintire said. “I am feeling a mix of emotions since it is our senior day, but there is still more playing to do. I am so excited for the rest of the season.”  

Attack Alexa Alchimio, a senior, had her first hat trick, and attack Alexa Ruel, a graduate, had a goal and two assists, while midfielder Amelia Mansfield, a junior, had a goal and three assists, as well as three draw controls and two ground balls. 

Ruel reflected on the game with gratitude.  

“I am very happy about today. It is definitely emotional with it being my last season on the team,” Ruel said. “I am so proud of all of my teammates.”  

Attack Savannah Feinberg, a senior, scored once and assisted on another, while also posting a team-best five draw controls.  

Defender Hannah Holmes, a senior, midfielder Alie Welder, a freshman, attack Jordan Fisher, a junior, and attacker-midfielder Anna Meserve, a freshman, also scored for the Owls. 

“The energy throughout the game was amazing. Our underclassmen definitely showed up for our seniors today, and everyone truly contributed to this win,” Holmes said. “Despite the weather, we persevered. Being a senior, this is my last year playing with my best friends, so it really was a bittersweet day.”  

Defender/midfielder Sarah Robbins, a senior, and defender Ailis Wargin, a senior, both had three caused turnovers while Wargin added two ground balls. In goal, Caelen Connors, a sophomore, had two saves on three shots on goal. Goalie Hannah Sommer, a sophomore, had a save and scored one goal in the second half. 

In the fourth quarter, Alchimio opened the scoring before Ruel and Holmes both sealed the 20-2 victory. 

Midfielder Gabriella Smith, a junior, reflected on the Owls’ success. 

“I am just so proud of all of my teammates,” Smith said. “We really wanted to show up for our seniors with it being senior day, and despite the weather not being our friend, we put our best effort forth for our graduating friends.”  

The Owls will travel to Garden City, New York this week as they take on Adelphi University on Wednesday, March 27.  

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