Bulldogs Fall Short at Hope

Bulldogs Fall Short at Hope

HOLLAND, Mich. - The Bulldog women's lacrosse team rallied late in the second half but fell just short of earning their first MIAA win this season at Hope.


Final Score: Hope 14, Adrian 11

Location: Holland, Michigan (Van Andel Stadium)

Records: Hope (3-3, 2-0), Adrian (1-8, 0-2)


• Hope jumped out to a quick 1-0 lead when Hannah VanAlst scored less than two minutes into the game

Ava Cares would respond a few minutes later, putting Adrian on the board and tying the game

Annika Nuler would score the first of three goals on the day to give the Bulldogs a 2-1 lead midway through the first half before Hope would respond to score three of the next four goals to give the Flying Dutch a 4-3 lead going into halftime

• Hope would score five of the first seven goals in the second half to build the lead to 9-5 with 18:53 left to play

• Adrian would cut that lead in half when Jenna Carter and Alex Branum each scored a goal with 15:50 left in the game

• The teams would exchange four goal runs with the Bulldogs scoring their final goal with less than one minute left to play, the score sitting at 13-11 in favor of the Flying Dutch

• VanAlst would score with five seconds remaining to seal the win for Hope


• Carter led the Bulldogs offensively with five goals and one assist on the day

• Nuler would finish with three goals, two ground balls and two caused turnovers

• Branum contributed two goals, three ground balls and a game high five draw controls

Alison Dungey also had three ground balls

Lisa Lemm, Branum, Cares had two caused turnovers


• Emily Deane and VanAlst each scored four goals

• VanAlst earned both of Hope's assists in the game and led the team with three caused turnovers and four draw controls

• Reinie Thomas led with three ground balls


• Adrian will host Trine next Saturday (April 16) at 3:00 p.m.

• The game will be the Bulldog's conference home opener