ALLIANCE, Ohio – The Mount Union women's lacrosse team defeated Kenyon 13-6 in their home opener Sunday at Mount Union Stadium.
The Purple Raiders (2-1) were led by Kolbie Haines (Hudson/Hudson) who tallied the lone hat trick for the Raiders and had five groundballs, while Susie Kraus (Sewickley, Pa./Quaker Valley) had six ground balls, notched two goals and two assists.
Kenyon (4-1) was lead by Caroline Shipman with four goals and five ground balls.
The Raiders wasted no time, setting a new record, scoring in nine seconds as Katherine Doraty (Medina/Medina) won the draw control and took it to the net. Kenyon responded 39 seconds later when Shipman scored on a free position shot, followed by a goal by Amy Morgan to give the Ladies' a 2-1 lead.
The Raiders tallied two more goals to take a 3-2 lead, before Kenyon tied the game at 3 with 15:20 left in the first half. Mount Union notched six more goals before the half, to take an 8-5 lead into the locker room.
Mount Union opened the second half scoring four goals to take a 12-5 lead, which saw Haines tally her hat trick at the 16:08 mark from Emily Bergert (North Canton/Hoover). Kenyon scored their final goal with 12:33, as the Raiders led 12-6, before Taylor Pensyl (Kent/Kent Roosevelt) would tally the final goal of the game as the Raiders went on for the 13-6 victory.
The Raiders outshot Kenyon 34-18, while Casey McHenry (Hudson/Hudson) had eight saves between the pipes for Mount Union.
Mount Union travels to Bethany (W.Va) College to faceoff against Franciscan College at 4 pm on Wednesday March 19.
SCORING 1 2 FINAL
Kenyon (4-1) 5 1 6
Mount Union (2-1) 8 5 13
-- 1st --
Mount Union 29:51 Katherine Doraty (unassisted) 0 1
Kenyon 29:22 Caroline Shipman (Free position shot) 1 1
Kenyon 26:54 Amy Morgan (unassisted) 2 1
Mount Union 21:58 Kolbie Haines (Free position shot) 2 2
Mount Union 19:56 Emily Sendker (Katherine Doraty) 2 3
Kenyon 15:20 Caroline Shipman (unassisted) 3 3
Mount Union 14:38 Katherine Doraty (unassisted) 3 4
Mount Union 12:23 Emily Bergert (unassisted) 3 5
Mount Union 10:00 Susie Kraus (Free position shot) 3 6
Kenyon 05:48 Amy Morgan (unassisted) 4 6
Mount Union 05:18 Kolbie Haines (unassisted) 4 7
Mount Union 03:36 Emily Sendker (Susie Kraus) 4 8
Kenyon 01:38 Caroline Shipman (unassisted) 5 8
-- 2nd --
Mount Union 24:38 Michelle Tegethoff (Emily Bergert) 5 9
Mount Union 20:06 Susie Kraus (unassisted) 5 10
Mount Union 16:20 Kelsey Shewbridge (unassisted) 5 11
Mount Union 16:08 Kolbie Haines (Emily Bergert) 5 12
Kenyon 12:33 Caroline Shipman (unassisted) 6 12
Mount Union 12:20 Taylor Pensyl (Susie Kraus) 6 13