Women’s Lacrosse Gets Fifth Straight Win; Defeats Houghton (NY) 22-4

(Photo by Vicky McHenry)

ALLIANCE, Ohio – Mount Union's women's lacrosse team extended their win streak to five games in a row as they defeated Houghton (NY) Tuesday evening 22-4 in Mount Union Stadium.

The Purple Raiders (5-1) extended their win streak with a new team record of number of goals scored in a game (22) as freshman Taylor Pensyl (Kent/Kent Roosevelt) scored five goals and had four assists to lead the Raiders with nine points. 

The Raiders had four others score three goals, Emily Bergert (North Canton/Hoover), Kolbie Haines (Hudson/Hudson), Ashley Christensen (Champlin, Minn./Champlin Park) and Susie Kraus (Sewickley, Pa./Quaker Valley).

The Highlanders (0-6) were led by Amanda Zacchigna who tallied two points off of two goals for Houghton.

Mount Union set the pace early as they jumped out to a two goal lead with 26:38 remaining before Houghton cut the lead to one with 24:21 remaining. Mount Union would score 14 unanswered goals to end the half. The Raiders scored 16 goals on 22 shots as the Highlanders scored one goal off of two shots in the first half, as the Raiders took a 16-1 lead into the break.

Mount Union would cruise to the 22-4 victory as they outscored Houghton 6-3 in the final half of play. The final goal came from the Highlanders with 7:44 to play in the game as the Raiders went on for their fifth straight victory.

Mount Union hosts Olivet (Mich.) Saturday, March 30th at 12:00 pm the first of a double-header as the men's lacrosse team plays Olivet at 2:00 pm.

SCORING SUMMARY

-- 1st --

Houghton (N.Y.)

Mount Union

Mount Union

27:58

Taylor Pensyl (Emily Bergert)

0

1

Mount Union

26:38

Anna Lano (Taylor Pensyl)

0

2

Houghton (N.Y.)

24:21

Nicole Mason (Free position shot)

1

2

Mount Union

23:48

Taylor Pensyl (unassisted)

1

3

Mount Union

22:43

Kolbie Haines (Emily Bergert)

1

4

Mount Union

22:40

Ashley Christensen (Taylor Pensyl)

1

5

Mount Union

22:14

Emily Bergert (Shawney Hamilton)

1

6

Mount Union

21:22

Susie Kraus (Free position shot)

1

7

Mount Union

21:07

Ashley Christensen (Taylor Pensyl)

1

8

Mount Union

19:49

Shawney Hamilton (unassisted)

1

9

Mount Union

16:53

Taylor Pensyl (Kendyl Stone)

1

10

Mount Union

16:06

Shawney Hamilton (Susie Kraus)

1

11

Mount Union

14:11

Kolbie Haines (Free position shot)

1

12

Mount Union

07:37

Emily Bergert (unassisted)

1

13

Mount Union

01:41

Emily Bergert (unassisted)

1

14

Mount Union

01:25

Kolbie Haines (unassisted)

1

15

Mount Union

00:02

Kendyl Stone (unassisted)

1

16

-- 2nd --

 

 

Mount Union

26:03

Taylor Pensyl (unassisted)

1

17

Mount Union

23:55

Anna Lano (Taylor Pensyl)

1

18

Houghton (N.Y.)

22:41

Rachel Stefanski (unassisted)

2

18

Mount Union

20:23

Susie Kraus (unassisted)

2

19

Houghton (N.Y.)

17:47

Amanda Zacchigna (unassisted)

3

19

Mount Union

15:22

Susie Kraus (Free position shot)

3

20

Mount Union

12:56

Taylor Pensyl (Emily Bergert)

3

21

Mount Union

08:29

Ashley Christensen (unassisted)

3

22

Houghton (N.Y.)

07:44

Amanda Zacchigna (unassisted)

4

22

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