Seven players score for women’s lax in win over MSJ

Abby McCullough goal

FINAL SCORE: Earlham 17, Mount St. Joseph 6
LOCATION: Richmond, Ind. (Darrell Beane Stadium)
RECORDS: Earlham 9-4, 3-0 HCLC / Mount St. Joseph 2-6, 1-1 HCLC

THE SHORT STORY: Back-to-back goals from first year Claudette Roskamp broke a 3-3 tie and sparked a four-goal run that helped propel Earlham College women's lacrosse to a 17-6 win over visiting Mount St. Joseph, in a Heartland Collegiate Lacrosse Conference match on Wednesday at Darrell Beane Stadium.

HOW IT HAPPENED

  • With the game knotted at 3-3, Roskamp struck twice in the span of 39 seconds to put Earlham in front, 5-3, with 18:26 remaining in the opening half. Alexis Warren and Abby McCullough continued the Earlham scoring run over the next 11 minutes, extending the Quakers' lead to 7-3.
  • After a goal by Mount St. Joseph with 2:20 to play in the opening half, Roskamp and Serena Pisacano each scored and Earlham was in front, 9-4, at the intermission.
  • Mount St. Joseph scored 83 seconds into the second half, cutting the margin to 9-5 in Earlham's favor.
  • Earlham responded with seven straight goals, including four-in-a-row by Roskamp, to take a 16-5 advantage. Krista Kirk and Emma Lady also scored during the Quakers' second half run.
  • Mount St. Joseph tacked on its final goal with 5:28 remaining, and Kirk closed out the scoring with an unassisted goal with 45 seconds to play.

QUICK FACTS

  • Roskamp tallied eight goals and one assist on the day, while Kirk had three goals with one assist. Pisacano put together a six-point day with two goals and four assists. Roskamp's eight-goal ledger matches her season high.
  • Seven different Earlham players got in on the scoring against the Lions. Abby McCullough, Meg Murphy, Emma Lady, and Alexis Warren each added one goal apiece in the victory.
  • Jordan Blackburne charted seven saves in the Earlham goal, while Mount St. Joseph's Sydney Vinel finished with seven saves in the Lions' cage.
  • Earlham outshot Mount St. Joseph, 29-16, and the Quakers had a narrow, 23-22, advantage in ground balls.
  • Earlham women's lacrosse improved to 9-4 overall, 3-0 in the HCLC, with Wednesday night's victory.

WHAT'S NEXT

Earlham women's lacrosse has three games left on the schedule, starting with a game at Franklin College on Saturday, April 20, at 1:00 p.m.