Apr 22 – Ladies Varsity Lacrosse fall to Marin Catholic 13-17

Our Dons came out with a strong first possession and Caroline Newman scored a goal quickly assisted by Sophie Ross.  Ellie Higgins went on a tear with the next 3 goals assisted by Newman and Holly Fleischmann.  The start remained close until Marin Catholic took the reins with 6 straight draw controls and then scored 6 times.  Making the half time score, MC 12 and the Dons 4.

Showing grit, the Dons came storming out in the second half with Caith Wright scoring 1 and then Sophie Ross blasting the next 2 goals.  Caroline Newman scored 1 goal next, and Ross scored another making the score a more competitive MC 13 and Dons 9.

The game got very physical with penalty shots awarded on both sides.  Sabba Jweainat had 2 great saves and the score was the closest it was going to get with MC 15 and Dons 12.

Defense got very active during scrambles and the magnificent MacKenna Mullins grabbed a loose ball as did the exciting Anna DeRoque.  Alyssa Mueller caused havoc for MC with 2 forced turnovers.

The Dons showed great resilience and determination to win the second 9-5 but it couldn’t erase the first half’s damage by mighty Marin Catholic. Final Score Dons 13 and MC 17.

Total scoring: Ross 4 goals and 1 assist, Newman 3 goals and 1 assist, Wright 3 goals, Ellie Higgins 2 goals and 1 assist, and Fleischmann 1 goal.

In the goal, Sabba Jweainat had 3 saves.

Tonight, April 23rd, our Ladies face Dublin at 7pm in Dublin.  Go DONS!