Women's Lacrosse: Mount Union Beats Keuka in NCAA First Round Game; Raiders Head to No. 1 Cortland Saturday

Emily Sendker (photo by Steven Kachilla)
Emily Sendker (photo by Steven Kachilla)

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.

The Raiders defense got seven ground balls and three caused turnovers from Kolbie Haines (Hudson/Hudson) while goal keeper Casey McHenry (Hudson/Hudson) had 13 saves.

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

Scoring (Goals-Assists):
Mount Union: Katherine Doraty (5-1), Taylor Pensyl (0-3), Emily Bergert (1-0), Kolbie Haines (2-0), Michelle Tegethoff (2-1), Emily Sendker (5-1), Susie Kraus (1-2)

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