Women's Lacrosse Defeats Olivet 20-2; Concludes Weekend Trip In Michigan Sunday At Albion

Women's Lacrosse Defeats Olivet 20-2; Concludes Weekend Trip In Michigan Sunday At Albion
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   1   2   TOTAL  
Mount Union   28   15   43  
Olivet (Mich.)   2   9   11  



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Olivet (Mich.)




Mount Union

Olivet (Mich.)