Junior Lisa Aronoff led the Yellowjackets with five goals as the team dropped to a 4-8 overall record on April 12, with a 17-10 loss to the William Smith College Herons, now 5-5 overall.

Senior Emily Reigel and sophomores Laura Giusto and Heidi Davies also added to the offensive effort, while senior Cassie Glanton made 12 saves against the Herons’ 38 total shots on goal. UR had 29 shots.

Over 100 people filled Fauver Stadium to watch the Yellowjackets in their first home game in a week.

On April 8, the UR Yellowjackets journeyed to Schenectady to face the Union College Dutchwomen. The Dutchwomen won 6-12, evenly spreading their 12 goals over the two halves.

The Yellowjackets showed an improved performance in the second half by coming from a 0-6 deficit to mimic the number of goals scored by Union with an even six.

Senior midfielder Rachel Hawley explained the shift in performance from the first to the second half.

“Union had controlled the midfield and the ball for much of the first half, but our team had a spark of intensity and teamwork to rally from behind and narrow the score margin,” Hawley said. “Our team came together in the second half to work as a complete unit.”

Riegel totaled half of UR’s goals, while Giusto and Aronoff joined her offensively with two goals and one goal, respectively. Sophomore Christina Montano and junior Carrie Voycheck each added one assist.

“Cassie Glanton, our goalie, had a phenomenal game,” Hawley continued. “Cassie was a rock for our team throughout the entire weekend.”

On Friday, Glanton made 13 saves against 40 Dutchwomen shots and added another eight against Skidmore College on April 9.

Skidmore, ranked first in the Liberty League standings, brought UR down to a 4-7 overall record with a 7-11 defeat.

“We played really well in our Skidmore game,” Davies said.

Statistically, the Yellowjackets matched Skidmore in shots at goal, ground balls and turnovers.

“What is frustrating is that the outcome does not reflect the incredible game we played as a team,” she added.

Head Coach Elizabeth Monte agreed. “We were able to possess the ball offensively and generated more shots than the previous day, which was a key goal,” she said. “We were mentally and physically ready to go and executed our game plan for a full 60 minutes.”

Montano led the team with four goals, followed by Hawley and seniors Riegel and Elizabeth Sack, who each added one goal in the effort.

Davies, Hawley and Aronoff each had one assist in the game.

“We will continue to focus on possessing the ball, protecting our stick and challenging hard as we head into our four remaining conference games,” Monte explained.

The team will play the third-ranked Continentals on April 15 at Hamilton.

The Yellowjackets will return home to Fauver Stadium to face the Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute Red Hawks and Vassar College Brewers on the following weekend.

Anderson can be reached at janderson@campustimes.org.

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