PITTSBURGH – A late rally effort by Earlham women's lacrosse fell just short of the mark as the Quakers fell to Chatham University, 16-12, in an Ohio River Lacrosse Conference game on Saturday at Ellis Field.
Trailing 9-6 at the half, Earlham (2-10, 1-6 ORLC) pulled to within one of the Cougars, 10-9, with 23:39 left in the half on the second of back-to-back goals by Lauren Cole.
Chatham responded with three straight markers to extend their lead to 13-9, before a pair of goals by Olivia Wallace and Emma Lady brought to the Quakers to within two of catching Chatham, 13-11, with over 12 minutes showing on the game clock.
The Cougars again went on a three-goal surge to stretch their lead to 16-11, before the Quakers' Alexis Warren struck late in the game for the final 16-12 score.
Wallace finished the day with five goals, while Lady and Cole had three and two goals respectively. Warren and Jennifer Douyere each notched one goal.
Goalie Jordan Blackburne recorded 16 saves over her 60 minutes in the Earlham goal, while Chatham goalie Maria Cefola tallied 10 stops.
Earlham women's lacrosse has a quick turnaround for its next match; the Quakers will travel to Washington, Pa., on Sunday to face Washington & Jefferson College in a 12:00 p.m. start.
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