Women's Lacrosse holds off furious MSJ comeback for road win
CINCINNATI – Concordia University Wisconsin scored five of the game's last seven goals and held off a College of Mount St. Joseph rally to begin the second half to earn an 11-8 Midwest Women's Lacrosse Conference win on Sunday at Schueler Field.
A trio of Falcons tallied a pair of goals in the second half to help the Falcons snap a two-game losing streak. CUW controlled the opening 30 minutes, as it built a comfortable 5-1 lead behind a pair of goals from senior Sam Meuwissen (Chanhassen, Minn.).
Sophomore Emily Heckendorf (Merrill, Wis.) scored the first goal in the second period to push the Falcons advantage to 6-1, their largest lead of the game. The Lions weren't going down without a fight as they responded by tallying five-consecutive goals to knot the scoreboard at 6-6.
Head coach Emily Mason called timeout prior to CMSJ's (5-6, 2-4 MWLC) timeout and the Falcons used her words of encouragement and game plan to score five of the game's last seven goals for the win.
Meuwissen led all players with four goals, while Heckendorf and sophomore Hannah Redden (Libertyville, Wis.) each scored twice. Sophomore goalie Rebecca David (Oregon, Wis.) recorded 14 saves in the win.
Erica Walsh and Samantha Hughes found the back of the net three times each to lead the Lions. Goalie Paige Apel made 16 saves in a losing effort.
Statistics were even in nearly every category, except for CUW's 13-8 lead in draw control wins.
The Falcons complete their three-game road trip on Tuesday with a 7 p.m. matchup at Carthage College.