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Lacrosse drops in rankings

By Anthony Caruso
Staff Writer

Borup leads the Lions in goals this season. (Photo courtesy of the Sports Information Desk)
Borup leads the Lions in goals this season. (Photo courtesy of the Sports Information Desk)

The College’s women’s lacrosse team is .500 in their last four games, having rotated wins and losses during this time.

On Tuesday, March 10, they were able to defeat Cabrini College, 16-6, at Lions Stadium. They scored seven goals in the first half and nine in the second. Cabrini was able to score three goals in each half.

Senior Kendal Borup led the Lions with six goals while her teammate, junior Courtney Natalicchio, had three. Seniors Ava Fitzgerald and Erin Healy and sophomore Mia Blackman each chipped in two goals each.

Cabrini was led by Lacie Doubet and Bree Thompson, who scored two goals each.

Sophomore goaltender Kelly Schlupp made three wins while picking up her second win of the season. Cabrini’s Megan Barlow made five saves in the loss.

The Lions lost their first game of the season on Saturday, March 14, against Messiah College. They mounted a huge second half comeback but fell one goal short, losing 12-11 in Grantham, Pa.

The College scored four first-half goals and seven in the second half. Messiah had eight in the first and just four in the second.

Borup once again led the Lions in goals, this game with four. Natalicchio and Fitzgerald added three each, and sophomore Nina Costantino scored, as well.

Messiah goalie Alexa Dipeso had 13 saves and picked up the win. Schlep had seven saves in the loss.

Then, the College rolled past Rutgers-Camden, 17-1, on Tuesday, March 17, at the RUC Community Park in Camden, N.J. The Lions had 11 goals in the first half and six in the second.

The Scarlet Raptors were held to just one goal in the first half. Borup had four goals in this game for the Lions. Fitzgerald, Blackman and freshman Amanda Muller scored three goals each.

Costantino scored twice, while Healy and sophomore Ana Baranowski added solo goals.

Schlupp picked up the win and made one save before being replaced by freshman Christina Fabiano at 44:09.

In their most recent game, the Lions lost to Gettysburg College, 13-12, in Gettysburg, Pa., on Thursday, March 19.

Gettysburg jumped out to a 9-4 lead at halftime. Then, the Lions outscored them 7-2 in the second half to tie the game at 11-11 to go into the extra session.

The game went into overtime as Gettysburg scored two goals in OT while the Lions scored once.

Borup recorded five goals for the visitors while Natalicchio added four more. Fitzgerald added two goals, and Muller added one more.

Shannon Keeler had six saves and picked up the win. Schlupp dropped her second game while making four saves.

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