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Women’s lacrosse falls hard to Smith College Pioneers, lose 22-5

Senior Lynette Cole scoops a ground ball for the Wildcats during the March 17 match against Smith College.
Tyson Takeuchi/Senior photographer
Senior Lynette Cole scoops a ground ball for the Wildcats during the March 17 match against Smith College. Tyson Takeuchi/Senior photographer

Senior Lynette Cole scoops a ground ball for the Wildcats during the March 17 match against Smith College.
Tyson Takeuchi/Senior photographer

The women’s lacrosse team struggled both offensively and defensively during its match against Smith College on March 17, losing 22-5. This makes its overall record 0-3.

In the first six minutes, the Pioneers already had a four-point lead over the Wildcats. The match began with a couple of quick plays from the Wildcats, showing a chance for strength.

Sophomore Chas Tittle was able to snatch away the opening draw control, while sophomore goalkeeper Kaleigh
Phillips blocked the first goal attempt from the Pioneers. Phillips served as a replacement for freshman Erika Phillipo, who was out on injury.

However, less than a minute later, the Pioneers scored their first goal.

Tittle and junior Shelby Duarte both contributed two goals for the Wildcats.

Sophomore Halee Helgerson scored the Wildcats’ final goal of the game.

For the remainder of the first half and the remainder of the game, the Wildcats remained scoreless.

Smith had a strong lead at the beginning of the second half, 15-5. Phillipo made 10 saves, splitting them each in half.

Senior Lynette Cole was able to scoop five ground balls for the Wildcats.

The Wildcats will next face Allegheny College at 6 p.m. March 18 on the soccer field.

 Ivanna Tucker/Sports Editor

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