ALLIANCE, Ohio –In just its second season as a varsity sport, the Mount Union women's lacrosse team hosted and won an NCAA Tournament game with a 16-5 victory over Keuka (N.Y.) in a first round game Wednesday at Mount Union Stadium.
The Purple Raiders now 16-2 overall advance to face No. 1 ranked SUNY Cortland Saturday in a second round game in Cortland, N.Y.
Emily Sendker (Lancaster, N.Y./Lancaster Central) matched her season-high with six points (5G, 1A) and Katherine Doraty (Medina/Medina) had five goals and an assist to lead a Mount Union squad that put up 16 goals on the nation's No. 1 scoring defense in Keuka.
Maggie Bonafede had three assists and Jennifer Burt had two goals for Keuka (16-3).
Mount Union ran out to a 7-3 lead in the game's first 19 minutes with Sendker scoring three of her goals over that span.
Keuka would score a goal at the 9:06 mark before the Raiders scored three straight goals to take their largest lead of the half, 10-4 with 1:40 left in the period.
Keuka tallied another score just before halftime to make it 10-5 at the break.
Mount Union shutout the Storm in the second half and put up six more goals for the 16-5 final.
NCAA Division III Women's Lacrosse Tournament – First Round
Mount Union Stadium – Alliance, Ohio
Team 1-2 Final
Keuka (16-3) 5-0 5
Mount Union (16-2) 10-6 16
Keuka: Maggie Bonafede (0-3), Jennifer Burt (2-0), Caroline Arancio (1-0), Morgan Bruno (1-0), Kaycee Maguire (1-0)
Mount Union: Casey McHenry, 13 saves (5 GA)
Keuka: Korie Fitzgerald, 9 saves (16 GA)
Shots: Mount Union 29, Keuka 24
Ground Balls: Mount Union 27, Keuka 20
Draw Controls: Mount Union 12, Keuka 11
Turnovers: Mount Union 14, Keuka 12