The Candor

Women’s Lacrosse falls to Illinois Wesleyan

By: Claire Kositzky

On Saturday, women’s lacrosse faced Illinois Wesleyan and lost at home. This is the second loss for women’s lacrosse.

“Saturday’s game was very frustrating as a team and as individuals. We made big improvements from the first game, but unfortunately our improvements did not translate to the final score of the game,” said sophomore midfielder Becca Gullet.

The Eagles opened with a lead of 2-0, hoping that this would give them a strong advantage to a solid lead in the game. Becca Gullet scored one of the opening goals in the first half of the game. Sophomore Jackie Andrews assisted in Gullet’s goal. Within two minutes, junior attacker Nikki Gullet score as well. Illinois Wesleyan took control of the lead in the game, scoring six goals. Becca Gullet and Andrews attempted to steal the lead from Illinois Wesleyan and ended the first half of the game with a score of 12-5.

In the second half, Illinois Wesleyan scored nine more goals. Sophomore goalie Hannah Smith had made four saves in the goal. The game ended with a final score of 18-6.

“I think we are a young team that will continue to grow, along with the program as well. Having pretty much a brand new team from last year, with girls who have never played, there will always be ups and downs! I think everyone needs to be more accountable for themselves to make the team better. We have a lot of work to do,” said junior midfielder Gabby Rowe.

Women’s lacrosse will travel to Depauw University this Wednesday for their game at 6 p.m.

“Moving forward, we have to focus on little details so we can play out game and not our opponents. We just have to keep our heads up and stay positive!” said Gullet.