Women's Lacrosse Lose Close One 14-11 at North Central (Ill.)

Photo Courtesy of Mike Dickie
Photo Courtesy of Mike Dickie

NAPERVILLE, Ill. - The Adrian College women's lacrosse team rallied in the second half but fall just short on the road at North Central (Ill.), 14-11. Jenna Carter tied a game-high in goals with four despite the loss.

THE BASICS

Final Score: North Central 14, Adrian 11

Location: Naperville, Illinois (Benedetti-Wehrli)

Records: North Central (Ill.) (4-0), Adrian (0-4)

HOW IT HAPPENED

• The teams would trade scores three times at the beginning of the game for a 3-3 tie with 13:49 off the clock.

• The Cardinals would score the final eight goals of the half to take a 10-3 lead into the locker room at half-time.

• Carter scored two of the three Bulldog goals in the first half; Alex Branum scored the other for Adrian.

• North Central scored the first two goals to open up the second half to take a 12-3 lead over the Bulldogs. However, Adrian would score the next six goals to pull within three points, 12-9 with 15:49 remaining to play in regulation.

• After a Cardinal goal, Adrian would score twice more to bring the score to 13-11 before North Central would score the final goal of the game to seal the victory with just 48 seconds remaining.

TOP DOGS

• Carter (4,0) led Adrian in scoring and draw controls (5).

• Branum finished with two goals and one assist as well as five ground balls and two caused turnovers.

Annie Rice had two assists, three ground balls, and three caused turnovers.

Annika Nuler scored twice and added three ground balls, one draw control, and two caused turnovers.

THE OPPOSITION

• Kassie Whaling (4,0), Madison Maas (3,0), and Jordyn McFarlane (3,1) led the Cardinals in scoring.

• Mynk Richardson-Clerk had four draw controls, three caused turnovers, one ground ball.

• Paige Nadherny, Christina Truver, and McFarlane had three ground balls.

UP NEXT

• Adrian travels to Illinois Wesleyan on Saturday, March 25 at 3:00 p.m.