By: Zack Bucher
Women’s Lacrosse faced Olivet Nazarene this past Saturday in Kalamazoo, Michigan. This was a tough loss, with a final score of 19-12.
“Our game against Olivet was definitely our best game of the season so far. We were down a few goals in the beginning and then came back to tie it up at halftime. Even though we ended up losing the game, I think that this game showed us how great we can be as a team when we work together and do all of the little things,” said senior midfielder Kam Haifleigh.
In the Lady Eagle’s matchup with Olivet, they were able to score a season high 12 goals.
Benedictine found themselves down early in the game after Olivet ran off six straight goals. The lady eagles would fire back and make it 6-1 early. Olivet would answer back quickly to make it 7-1. Benedictine had their own answer, as they would score six consecutive goals as well tying the game at 7 apiece. That would be the score going into the half.
To start the second half both teams would score twice to tie the game at 9, but it was there where Olivet would take the lead and never look back after scoring 4 consecutive goals.
“Saturday’s game was tough one but it’s awesome to see how far we have come from just the first game until now. A lot of the girls on the team have never played lacrosse before, yet alone a collegiate sport, so it’s neat to see the difference in such little time,” said junior attacker Sam Link.
“At this point in time we are not focusing on wins or losses, it does not matter the losses any easier or hurt less, but we are really focusing on building our team culture. With time, the wins will come. I am very excited to see the progress we make and what is to come in future games.”
The women’s lacrosse team is looking to bounce back when they travel down south for their spring break games in Texas and Oklahoma.