Box Score: CUW 10, FU 6
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Video: Recap and interview of the victory
MEQUON, Wis. - After going winless in their first 16 games as a program, the Concordia University Wisconsin women's lacrosse team finally got in the win column on Sunday afternoon, defeating Fontbonne University 10-6 at Fitting Field during Midwest Women's Lacrosse Conference action.
After CUW (1-4, 1-0 MWLC) built an early 4-0 lead midway through the first half, Fontbonne (0-5, 0-0 MWLC) made things interesting by chipping away at the Falcons' lead and eventually tying the score at 6-6 early in the second half.
But the Falcons would not be denied, scoring four unanswered goals to slam the door on the Griffins and notch the first victory in only the second season in program history.
Freshman Sammi Reiter (Stillwater, Minn.) and senior Marie Melton (Prior Lake, Minn.) continued their fast starts to the season, scoring four goals apiece to propel CUW. Freshmen Alina Zibutis (Naperville, Ill.) and Stephanie Barry (Gurnee, Ill.) also scored for the Falcons.
It was a team effort for CUW, who outshot the Griffins 30-15 while also forcing Fontbonne into 19 turnovers.
Fontbonne's Courtney Russell picked up her second yellow card early in the second half, forcing the Griffins to play the final 25 minutes of regulation a man down. Fontbonne didn't quit after Russell's ejection, however, scoring three times in the span of two minutes to tie the game at six-all.
But it was all Falcons after that, as CUW scored four times and wore down the shorthanded Griffins.
The Falcons will have a week to savor their first win, before hosting Oberlin College on Saturday at 12 p.m.
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