OLIVET, Michigan – Mount Union's women's lacrosse team started their journey to the "state up north" with a win over Olivet 20-2 Saturday afternoon. This is the second consecutive win for the Purple Raiders over the Comets, including a win on March 30th 18-2 in Alliance, Ohio.
Mount Union (7-1) freshman goalie Casey McHenry (Hudson/Hudson) has allowed only four goals in the past two games. McHenry currently ranks second in NCAA Division III in goals-against average (5.0) behind Brittaney Costigan of Wilkes College with 4.8. Mount Union's defense ranks first in Division III in scoring defense allowing only 3.83 goals a game.
The Raiders were led by freshman Susie Kraus (Sewickley, Pa./Quaker Valley) who tallied nine points in the contest with five goals and four assists. Freshman Taylor Pensyl (Kent/Kent Roosevelt) tallied six points on five goals and one assist.
Freshman Anna Lano )Chaska, Min../Chanhassen) tallied four points on four goals as freshman counter-part Emily Bergert (North Canton/Hoover) tallied five points on two goals and three assists for the Raiders.
The Comets (2-4) were led by Geri Merrell who scored both of the Comets goals in the second half.
Mount Union outscored Olivet 13-0 in the first half taking the 13 goal lead into halftime. Olivet scored first in the second half before getting shut out the rest of the game. Mount Union answered back with seven goals before going on for the victory 20-2.
Mount Union continues their weekend trip to the "state up north" at Albion tomorrow, Sunday, April 7th at 1:00 pm.
|Mount Union (7-1)||13||7||20|
|Olivet (Mich.) (2-4)||0||2||2|
|-- 1st --||Mount Union||Olivet (Mich.)|
|Mount Union||27:38||Susie Kraus (unassisted)||1||0|
|Mount Union||24:44||Shawney Hamilton (Susie Kraus)||2||0|
|Mount Union||23:01||Kolbie Haines (unassisted)||3||0|
|Mount Union||20:49||Taylor Pensyl (Free position shot)||4||0|
|Mount Union||19:42||Anna Lano (Taylor Pensyl)||5||0|
|Mount Union||18:51||Susie Kraus (Emily Bergert)||6||0|
|Mount Union||18:29||Taylor Pensyl (Shawney Hamilton)||7||0|
|Mount Union||17:13||Anna Lano (Susie Kraus)||8||0|
|Mount Union||16:47||Taylor Pensyl (Free position shot)||9||0|
|Mount Union||14:33||Susie Kraus (Emily Bergert)||10||0|
|Mount Union||13:38||Emily Bergert (Susie Kraus)||11||0|
|Mount Union||04:35||Taylor Pensyl (Free position shot)||12||0|
|Mount Union||00:16||Anna Lano (Emily Bergert)||13||0|
|-- 2nd --||Mount Union||Olivet (Mich.)|
|Olivet (Mich.)||28:25||Geri Merrell (unassisted)||13||1|
|Olivet (Mich.)||23:10||UP - Geri Merrell (Free position shot)||13||2|
|Mount Union||21:57||Kendyl Stone (unassisted)||14||2|
|Mount Union||19:40||Susie Kraus (unassisted)||15||2|
|Mount Union||18:05||Anna Lano (Kolbie Haines)||16||2|
|Mount Union||08:13||Emily Bergert (unassisted)||17||2|
|Mount Union||04:45||Taylor Pensyl (unassisted)||18||2|
|Mount Union||03:16||Kendyl Stone (Susie Kraus)||19||2|
|Mount Union||01:43||Susie Kraus (Free position shot)||20||2|
|SHOTS ON GOAL||TOTAL|