The Drew University men’s and women’s lacrosse teams both faced Elizabethtown on Saturday, April 13 in a Landmark Conference matchup. The women’s overall season record improved to 13-2 and 3-2 in the conference while the men fell to 1-13 and 0-4 in the conference.
On the women’s side, a 15-11 victory was marked by a 6-0 run over the last 18 minutes of play, three of which came from Hailey Simmons (’22) who led Drew with a season-high of five goals. In addition, Simmons registered five ground balls and a pair of caused turnovers. Allie DiDario (’20) contributed an additional two goals, two assists, nine draw controls and six caused turnovers. Mia Campanale (’19) and Jenna Morelli (’20) each added two goals. Campanale also registered an assist and Kendall Hart (’22) raced down six draw controls. In goal, Kat Michalski (’21) totaled nine saves. The Rangers held a 43-22 advantage in shots as well as 19-16 and 19-9 edges ground balls and draw controls, respectively.
The men’s squad lost 13-3 after falling behind 10-0 in the middle of the third quarter. The Ranger’s responded with the final two goals of the period. Kyle MacDonnell (’21) scored with four minutes remaining in the period before Thomas Garner (’19) struck with just over a minute left. In the fourth quarter, Kevin Goettlich (’20) set the final score with a tally just before the two-minute mark.
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On the defensive end, Jonny Bronander (’21) posted four caused turnovers and three ground balls. Goalie Nate Sanders (’20) faced a 44-shot attack and made 15 saved while Mike McGeeney (’21) stopped a pair of shots over the last six minutes of play.
Both teams continue their seasons with Landmark Conference action against Moravian College. The women will travel to Moravian on Friday, April 19 while the men will play at home on Saturday, April 20.