West Palm Beach, FL - Sophomore Christine Wright (Watertown, NY) scored six points on four goals and two assists, but it wasn't enough as the Clarkson University Women's Lacrosse team couldn't complete its second-half comeback in a 15-11 loss to Mount Holyoke on Monday afternoon at Lake Lytal Park.
The Golden Knights fell to 1-3 on the season, while the Lyons improved to 2-3 overall. Clarkson will look to get back on the winning track on Tuesday against UMass-Dartmouth.
Wright led off the scoring with a free-position shot at 27:40 and her second goal of the game at 11:14 saw the Knights up 3-2, but that would be Clarkson's last lead as the Lyons scored five times in the final eight minutes, including two in the last 78 seconds, to take a 7-4 lead into intermission.
Abby Doyle (Syracuse, NY) scored 50 seconds into the second half, but the Lyons responded 20 seconds later to return the lead to three goals. However, Wright and Danielle Faivus (Oswego, NY) scored the next two goals to pull the Knights back to within one, but Clarkson was unable to ever find the equalizer in the game. On three more occasions Clarkson was back within a single score, including when it was 12-11 after a Mollie Simmons (Clinton, CT) goal at 5:33. Mount Holyoke would not allow the game-tying goal and picked up three insurance goals down the stretch. The Lyons' Liz Randloph put an end to any hope of a Clarkson comeback, scoring with 46 seconds left in the game to account for the final four-goal margin.z
Wright finished with six points and two groundballs, while Paige Fayette (Theresa, NY) tallied three points on a goal and two assists. Faivus added two goals, and Doyle, Simmons, Kate Dillon (St. Albans, VT) and Rachel Kenyon (Binghamton, NY) each scored a goal. Sophomore Hanna Gleason (Massena, NY) was solid on defense, causing four turnovers and scooping up four groundballs.
For the Lyons, Julia Bell had three goals and two assists and Kirsten Kilburn tallied three goals and added in five groundballs. Catherine Ryan led the team in points with six, producing two goals and four assists.
Dani Tani (Heuvelton, NY) made five saves for Clarkson, while Isa Rodriguez had seven stops for Mount Holyoke. Clarkson led in shots (24-23) and groundballs (22-17).