Title hopes end for women’s lacrosse in quarter-finals Reply

(Left) Lisi Anczok leads the offense in the GNAC quarter-final game. (Photo by Tom Horak)

(Left) Lisi Anczok leads the offense in the GNAC quarter-final game. (Photo by Tom Horak)

Brianna Robbins – 1851 Staff

Looking to capture their second straight conference title, women’s lacrosse was unable to make the dream a reality. The season came to an end with an upset by Rivier College in the GNAC quarterfinals, falling 11-7 at home on Grellier Field. Women’s lacrosse ended its season with a 9-8 overall record.

“I was pretty disappointed in how we played because we had so much potential this year,” said senior captain Britney Wuorio. “We walked onto the field thinking we had the game.” The Lasers lead the game with 24 shots, but the Raiders led in ground balls and draw controls.

Wuorio and junior Caitlyn Breacher led the Lasers with a pair of goals each. Wuorio also led the team in assists with two assists against the Raiders. Junior goalie Alexa Katsigianis took the loss with nine saves.

The team will be losing three seniors, including Wuorio, Solange Carpenter, and Jen Lemoine. All three seniors have been a part of the program all four years. “Watching the team grow and change has been amazing,” said Carpenter. “Even though we didn’t go as far as we have in past, I really felt as if this was the closet team I have ever been on.”

When Lemoine was asked for words of advice for her teammates, her response was: “These four years go by faster than you can imagine, so make sure you leave all you have on the field with no regrets, but most importantly have fun. Those are the times you will look back on.”

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