SOUTHFIELD, Mich. - The No. 6-ranked Lawrence Technological (Mich.) University women's lacrosse team battled with the No.8 Georgetown Tigers, but fell 11-7 on Friday night at the LTU Athletic Field in Southfield, Mich.
Leading the team offensively was Teagan Laier (SO/Howell, Mich.) and Kady Waits(FR/Milford, Mich.). Laier had two goals and an assist on the night while Waits had three goals to keep the Blue Devils in reach.
Around the field was Ashley Sherry (SO/Savage, Minn.), who had nine ground balls in the game. On the defensive end, Abby Barnewold (SO/Lake Orion, Mich.) gave the Blue Devils attack an opportunity after three caused turnovers. Kaylee Patterson (SO/Grand Blanc, Mich.), Axey Vang (SO/Brooklyn, Minn.) and Kady Waits also had two caused turnovers on the night. In net, Dorie Coggin (SO/Hamilton, Ohio) made eight saves.
Lawrence Tech (0-3) came out on top in the first period, going 2-0 in the first 10 minutes of play, however, a few quick goals from the Tigers (2-1) brought the game to a 4-4 tie. Avery Blackmon took control in the half, making two quick goals and put her team up 6-4 at halftime.
Georgetown opened the second half up with a quick two goals, however, either team held eachother scoreless for nearly ten minutes after those Tiger goals. Then the Blue Devils had a burst and found the net three times in less than two minutes, starting off with a goal from Waits. Anna Gagnon (JR/Grand Haven, Mich.) scored a minute later followed by a goal from Teagan Laier to close the deficit to one, 8-7. Despite this late run, Avery Blackmon once again took control of the game, scoring three goals herself in a span of two minutes to seal the win for Georgetown at 11-7.
Lawrence Tech has a week until their next game, which is at home against Benedictine College (2-0), a No. 3-ranked team in the NAIA. The game is set for March 9th and is set to start at 11 a.m.