Women’s Lacrosse Falls in Tight Game to Moravian

Christina Christodoulou

The Drew University women’s lacrosse team went 0-2 in this week’s conference play against Moravian and Scranton. The Rangers are now 2-3 in the Landmark Conference and their overall record stands at 8-6.

Drew opened their week with a tight 20-17 loss against Moravian. The Greyhounds jumped to an early 6-2 lead before the Rangers closed within two at the 4:32 mark. After Moravian made it 11-8, Allie DiDario (‘20) got back to back tallies to cut the Ranger’s deficit to one. At the end of the first half, Moravian held a 13-10 advantage. Mia Campanale (’19) opened the scoring in the second half, but the Greyhounds responded with a 7-2 scoring run to open up a 20-13 cushion. With about 14 minutes remaining, Lauren Cassella (‘21) scored her seventh goal of the game to spark a Drew comeback effort as the Rangers went on a four goal scoring streak over the next 10 minutes. Moravian stopped Drew’s run with a won draw, securing their victory.

Cassella led the team with a career high seven goals, three ground balls and an assist. DiDario added four goals and an assist as well as four ground balls, six draw controls and three caused turnovers. Campanale tallied three goals and Charly Nolting (‘21) contributed a goal and two assists. In goal, Kat Michalski (‘21) made 16 saves in net.

On April 18, Drew fell to the University of Scranton by a 17-7 margin. At the half, the Rangers were down 11-5, and the Royals opened the second half with four consecutive goals before Cassella got the Rangers back on the board. Scranton then added two more goals to notch a ten-point victory. Nolting paced the Rangers with three goals, Sage Johnson (‘18) scored two and DiDario added one.

Drew will continue conference play at Goucher on Saturday.

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