Saints women down Hendrix for first lax win in Florida
Senior captain Kayla Schmalz recorded four goals and two assists, while seven other members of the St. Lawrence University women's lacrosse team scored two goals to lead the Saints to a 21-4 win over the Hendrix Warriors after over an hour rain delay on Tuesday evening in Englewood, Florida.
With the win, the Scarlet and Brown improved to 2-1 on the season, while Hendrix fell to 4-4.Schmalz led the Saints' squad with six points and also picked up three ground balls, caused two turnovers and won 13 draw controls. Emma Owens scored two goals and added two assists, while Rachel Boghosian, Ashley Norris and Brooke Kelly all added two goals and one assist each. Emma Jewett, Morgan Barlow and Campbell Armstrong added two goals apiece, while Alexandra LaMotte, Greta Massey and Annie Vatcher recorded the other three tallies for the Saints.
Bridget Umble put the Warriors on the board first just two minutes into the first half, but it wasn't long before the Saints responded with eight unanswered goals, including five within the next six minutes of play.
LaMotte was the first to score for the Saints with an unassisted tally less than a minute after Umble's goal. Massey fed Norris for the Saints' second goal of the game just one minute later. Schmalz and Boghosian combined for the next five goals giving St. Lawrence a 7-1 lead.
Armstrong recorded her first collegiate goal with 2:45 to play in the first frame, while Morgan Dasch recorded Hendrix's second goal with 19 seconds remaining in the first half, bringing the score to 8-2 in favor of the Saints.
Massey opened up the second half scoring with a swift pass from Owens just 55 seconds into play. Schmalz recorded her fourth and final goal of the game 34 seconds later.
Jewett posted her two goals back-to-back nearly two minutes apart giving the Saints a 15-3 lead.
Reilly Frazier added the Warriors final goal with 15:36 remaining in regulation. The Saints saw two goals from Barlow and Kelly and one from Owens down the stretch to close the game.
Dasch, Frazier, Umble and Alison Watanabe each recorded one goal for the Warriors while, Holly Heeb, Sophie Mazzaro and Kaitlyn Smith each picked up two ground balls.
Olga Lukas made one save to record her first win of the season in goal for St. Lawrence. Alexis Truitt made five saves for the Warriors. The Scarlet and Brown successfully completed 11-of-12 clears, picked up 12 ground balls to the Warriors nine, won 19 draw controls and held a 26-5 shot on goal advantage, capitalizing on 21-of-26 shots on goal.
The Saints will face No. 12 Wesleyan University on March 22nd in Englewood, Florida, before heading home to play Vassar in their first conference game of the season on March 24th.