Bulldog Women's Lacrosse Opens Season at John Carroll

Photo Courtesy of Mike Dickie
Photo Courtesy of Mike Dickie

UNIVERSITY HEIGHTS, Ohio - The Adrian College women's lacrosse team opened up the 2017 season with a road contest at John Carroll University. The Blue Streaks won the game 18-6. The Bulldogs were led by Jenna Carter who scored a hat trick in the losing effort.

THE BASICS

Final Score: John Carroll 18, Adrian 6

Location: University Heights, Ohio (Don Shula Stadium)

Records: John Carroll (1-0), Adrian (0-1)

HOW IT HAPPENED

First Half: John Carroll 12, Adrian 1

• John Carroll took a 6-0 lead around the midway mark of the first half.

Emily Smith scored for the Bulldogs first off an assist from Gabriella Storin with 12:49 remaining in the half.

• The Blue Streaks would score six additional goals before the teams would go back to the locker room for halftime.

Second Half: John Carroll 18, Adrian 6

• John Carroll scored two goals in the opening two minutes of the half to increase the lead 14-1.

• Adrian would cut the lead to 10 when Jenna Carter, Smith, and Annika Nuler each scored a goal for the Bulldogs. Both Carter and Smith's goals were unassisted; Nuler's came from a free position shot.

• Adrian would score the final two goals of the game, both by Carter. The first was an unassisted goal with 7:46 remaining in regulation. The last goal came with a man-up with 5:15 left to play. The goal completed Carter's hat trick.

TOP DOGS

Jenna Carter led Adrian in scoring with three goals on three shots. She also hauled in one ground ball, one caused turnover, and had a draw control.

Emily Smith scored twice and had three ground balls.

• Nuler added a team-high four ground balls, one caused turnover, and one draw control to her goal.

Rachel Smestad, Alex Branum, Gabriella Storin, and Ava Cares all had three ground balls.

THE OPPOSITION

• Grace Curatolo (5) and Gina Vilsack (4) led the team in scoring.

• Brooke McQuinn had a game-high nine ground balls.

• Alexis Guage led the team with three caused turnovers.

UP NEXT

• The Bulldogs will stay on the road, traveling to face Birmingham Southern on Thursday, March 2 at 7:00 p.m.