Women’s Lacrosse falls short in long weekend of play
Strong Stadium was buzzing for their Lady Buccaneer lacrosse team on Saturday afternoon. On a chilly day, the Bucs still had those ride-or-die fans cheering them on. The Bucs faced off against the Hamline University Pipers in hopes of winning their first game, and only home game of the weekend.
From the the get-go, the Pipers strong offensive game made it extremely difficult for the Bucs to keep hold of. Goalie Alexa Arakelian ‘20 had her hands full with the the Pipers penetrating offensive game. The Pipers took no time to strategize before they stole the first goal of the game with less than a minute into the game.
Not long after the first goal, it was clear that the Pipers were not slowing down. They scored five goals before the Lady Bucs finally got their first goal of the game with 4:49 left in the period. Attacker Nicole Dolcimascolo‘20 got the Lady Bucs started offensively with goal number fourteen for Dolcimascolo this season.
The Pipers fought back hard from Dolcimascolo goal, forcing two more goals with only four minutes left. At the end of the period, the Lady Bucs were down 8-1 to the Pipers.
The Pipers showed no mercy after the half grabbing five more goal before Morgan Nicholson‘21 had the chance to fire a few shots back, scoring two goal, her fifteenth and sixteenth of the season, and another goal form Fiona Milchman ‘20. In the end, the Lady Bucs defense couldn’t quite stop the Pipers offense. The Lady Bucs suffered a tough loss to the Pipers 16-4.
Immediately after the final horn blew, the Lady Bucs headed up North to Minneapolis, Minnesota to prepare for their game on Sunday. The Lady Bucs traveled to the Edor Nelson Field to take on the Auggies Sunday afternoon. The Lady Bucs had a little more luck offensively, scoring seven goals against the Auggies, but ultimately losing 7-17.
The Bucs will head back to Beloit for a few days to practice before taking on North Central College at Strong Stadium on Wednesday March 28 at 7:00 p.m.
Photo courtesy of Tess Lydon.