Last Sunday, the Ithaca College Bombers defeated the UR Women’s Lacrosse Team with a score of 14-8 in the ‘Jackets’ first official game of the season.
Senior Lauren Basil finished with three goals, while junior Elisabeth Watson and sophomore Jamie Wallisch had two apiece. Junior Cassie Mahar chipped in one goal and one assist for the ‘Jackets as well. In goal, Maire Prosak led the ‘Jackets, making eight saves in nearly 51 minutes.
Ithaca junior Ally Runyon led all scorers, with eight goals and two assists.
Wallisch, who garnered an all-conference selection last season, had seven ground balls in addition to her two goals, and also won five draw controls and caused three turnovers. Watson grabbed six ground balls, and freshman Maddy Levy controlled four draws.
Although the season opener did not end as Rochester would have hoped, in spite of the loss, the ‘Jackets were able to get a feel for what it is they need to improve upon—from offensive execution to team strategy adherence—in addition to a sense of what they are doing well in the present.
Led by five captains—seniors Lauren Basil, Emily Hogan, Madeline Elia, Megan Arnold, and junior Megan Fujiyoshi—with constant and continuous effort and commitment in practice, the future of the season looks promising. The five of them not only communicate well to their teammates, but also provide a positive atmosphere for all involved.
The growth that is taking place on and off the field for the ‘Jackets will certainly help them win games as the season goes on, and hopefully will lead to an eventual Liberty League playoff berth.
The ‘Jackets will travel to Florida for spring break this coming weekend to take on both Lynchburg and Swarthmore Colleges.
Lewis is a member of the class of 2016.