Murphy nets five goals, Saints women's lax falls to Oswego State on the road
Sophomore Kylie Murphy scored a career-high five goals and first-year Jamie Allan scored four goals in her second collegiate game, but Oswego State topped the St. Lawrence University women's lacrosse team 19-13 in non-conference action on Wednesday afternoon in Oswego, New York.
Abigail Eberle also scored her first collegiate goal and added an assist, while Morgan Barlow, Emma Owens and Isabel Silvia all scored for the Saints. Claudia Barbera won a team-best five draw controls, while Eberle and Alexandra LaMotte each grabbed two ground balls and Barbera and Silvia caused two turnovers apiece.Oswego scored two early goals to take a 2-0 lead in the first five minutes of play, but Isabel Silvia and Allan scored their first goals of the season, 12 seconds apart, to tie the game 2-2.
Over the next nine minutes, the Lakers added three goals and Owens scored for the Saints, giving the Lakers a 5-3 lead with 13:22 remaining in the first half.
The Saints then notched four straight goals from Eberle, Barlow, Allan and Murphy, giving the Scarlet and Brown a two-point advantage and a 7-5 lead. Both teams traded goals before the break and the Saints held an 8-6 advantage at halftime.
Oswego State outscored the Saints 13-5 in the second half to seal its third straight win of the season.
"We battled really hard and showed our potential in the first half," said head coach Hannah Corkery Collins '11. "Things turned away from us in the second half when we weren't focusing on the little things. However, one thing we did consistently was we worked hard and battled every minute. That is something we are all excited and proud to build off of."
Brigid Regin led the Lakers with six goals, while Kamryn Sherman added four, Molly Beck scored three, Montana Garrett and Kassidy Myers tallied two and Toni Laneve and Teresa Shattuck each scored one. Shattuck won a game-high eight draw controls, while Danille Walker caused seven turnovers and picked up seven ground balls.
Saints' goalkeeper Olga Lukas made five saves, while Elianna Sanchez made eight saves for Oswego. The Lakers outscored the Saints 36-29 and held a slight 24-21 advantage in shots on goal.
St. Lawrence fell to 0-2 on the season, while the Lakers improved to 3-0 overall.
The Saints will open Liberty League play on Saturday, March 16 at RIT before traveling to Englewood, Florida for spring break.