On Saturday, March 19, the women’s lacrosse team took on Lynchburg College, defeating them 16-10 and improving their record to 4-3. The Lady Bulldogs took a 7-3 lead going into halftime after receiving goals from four different players. Junior Lindsey Day recorded two, junior Rachel Johnston recorded three, and junior Amanda Lambert and sophmore Stacey Birlson each had one goal.
The second half went slightly better offensively for Lynchburg, but the Lady Bulldogs were relentless, tacking on nine more goals to win the game 16-10. Freshman goalie Jul Tehovnik recorded the win on the night finishing with 10 saves, and Johnston and Day each recorded five goals during the game.
On Wednesday March 23, the lady Bulldogs took the field at home once again to take on Ohio Wesleyan University. One could make a valid argument that the AC women’s lacrosse team was making a statement with this game. The Lady Bulldogs dominated OWU in every facet of the game, as they went on to win the game an astounding 24-9.
“We came out of the gates fired up and we all did our jobs so we could get our bench players reps, which will make our team more deep in skill levels. Beating this team was especially exciting for the seniors and myself after they beat us 9-22 our freshmen year. I think this shows how much our team has grown both in skill level and strength in the past 4 years,” said senior DiGiovanni.
The Bulldogs out worked and out preformed OWU in every area of the game. They outshot OWU 36-20, led in groundballs 35-19, draw controls 23-11, clears 8-10 to OWU’s 3-8, and turnovers 7-9. The team had goals from 11 different players; Johnston lead the team with five, Day had four, DiGiovanni had one, sophmore Olivia Duncan had two, Lambert had three, sophmore Cassie Hoyez had one, freshman Mary Accomando had two, freshman Laurel Van’t Hof and Maddie Dugan each had one, Junior Meghan Reynolds had three, and freshman Danielle Smith had one. The win improved the women’s lacrosse teams’ record to 4-4.
“Today we came ready to play and take care of business. Since we couldn’t play north coast teams last year, we proved to them tonight that we aren’t a team to mess with,” said Lambert.
The Lady Bulldogs head out on the road this weekend for a three game sweep. Taking on Carthage College on Saturday the 26 at 3 p.m. and Concordia (WI) and North Central (ILL) on Sunday the 27 and 11 a.m. and 6 p.m..
On Saturday, March 19, the AC men’s lacrosse team took on St. Vincent College (PA) at home, defeating them 19-10. The win was their third in a row, and improved the Bulldogs record to 4-1.
At 13:05 of the first quarter St. Vincent’s Ryan Kearney kicked off the scoring with an unassisted goal. Following that goal AC pumped in three goals, two by junior David Monroe and one by senior Ryan Knautz, finishing the quarter up 3-1. The second quarter saw ACscore seven goals two by freshman Drake Daily-Chwalibog, two by sophomore Mitch Barnard and one each by juniors Tyler Tanguay and T.J. Cook and senior Sam Alden. St. Vincent scored only one goal, leaving the Bulldogs up 10-2 at halftime.
The second half saw St. Vincent fare a little better on offense as they scored four goals in each of the remaining quarters. However, it wasn’t enough; the Bulldogs kept their momentum going by scoring nine goals in the second half and winning the game 19-10.
The game saw goals from nine different Bulldogs, with Cook and Monroe leading the team with four goals each. Senior Josh Maluta lead the team in assists with four, and Dailey-Chwalibog and sophomore Brandon MacDonald lead team in ground balls with six a piece. Freshman Matthew Neal got the win in net for the Bulldogs, finishing with 12 saves.
The Bulldogs’ next game is at home on Saturday, March 26th, versus Wittenberg College at 1 p.m..