Men’s and Women’s Lacrosse Still Winless After Kansas Road Trip
The men’s lacrosse team lost 26-1 on Thursday. PHOTO BY CHELSEA SHARP.
BY CHELSEA SHARP
Westminster’s men’s and women’s lacrosse teams traveled to Kansas to take on the University of St. Mary Spires Thursday evening, followed by the Ottawa University Braves Saturday afternoon. Both the men and women lost their two games, and are now 0-4 in their inaugural seasons.
The women played first on Thursday and lost to St. Mary’s 23-3. Madison Taggart, ’20, recorded a hat trick, as she scored all 3 points for the Blue Jays. The 3 points set a record for the women as their highest-scoring game of the season.
Head Coach Kristen Crowley said that the team showed its best defense and offense of the season on Thursday.
“I am excited with how far we have come and what’s in store for us in the future,” she said.
The men also lost to St. Mary’s on Thursday, losing 26-1. Jake Gaal scored the team’s only goal, which came in the first half.
Men’s Head Coach Scott Fields said that goalie Tirso Aquino, ’17, “did what he could, with 22 saves on 48 shots.”
“Our inexperience showed as we were unable to handle the continuous riding pressure from St. Mary’s,” Fields said.
Both teams left for Ottawa at 6 a.m. Saturday to take on the Braves. The men played at 11 a.m., followed by the women at 1 p.m.
The men had multiple shots on goal but did not get any into the back of the net. The Blue Jays lost 18-0 and fell to 0-4 on the season.
In the first half of the women’s game, the Braves made some goals on Westminster goalie, Peyton Hall, ‘18. Madison Taggart scored her fifth goal for the season in the top of the second half and remains the only player on the women’s team to score this season. The game ended in a 17-1 Ottawa victory.