The CC Women’s Lacrosse team took on two lax powerhouses this weekend and did not disappoint! The Lady Tigers first visited Chapman University’s Wilson Field on Saturday, March 29, leaving with a 14-12 victory over the Panthers. After Chapman attacker Allie Kontny gave the Panthers a 10-7 lead in the mere beginnings of the second half, CC came right back with a goal by Leigh Nicholl.
Hoping for a win, the Panthers’ Lauren Nah took advantage of a free-position shot with less than twenty minutes remaining. Fortunately, a little over a minute later, freshman Mary Taussig put the Tigers over the edge for good. CC’s Elise Burchard and Maddy Pitkin gave CC a 14-11 lead within 50 seconds of each other. With 7:55 left after the second goal, the Panthers only secured one more goal, ensuring the win for the Tigers.
Game highlights included Taussig’s game-high four ground balls and six draw controls, while Madeline Scherer and Burchard scored two goals each. In addition, Colorado College obtained a 39-26 advantage in total shots and amazingly won 21 out of 28 draw controls.
The skillful playing continued on the Women’s Lacrosse team the next day as the CC Tigers took on Occidental College. For two years running now, CC has been able come back from in-game slumps to gain a one-goal victory over Occidental.
Pitkin proved invaluable for the Tigers, earning four markers as CC tried to come back from a 5-0 shortfall. With 8:45 left in the first half, Taussig again scored a goal to compliment Pitkin’s three goals in the game of catch up.
Taussig and Virginia Logue scored only 31 seconds apart near the end of the game to give Colorado College a 10-8 lead with 5:20 left of play.
Occidental was able to score one more goal to secure a position one goal behind the Tigers, but Taussig again secured the victory when she took control of a turnover with less than 30 seconds remaining by grabbing a ground ball and running out the clock to allow a CC win.
“I think a big part in leading to two victories this weekend came down to the fact that we never gave up and worked hard together,” said Taussig. “Everyone was working as a team on the field and supporting each other until the end of both games.”
Freshman attacker Molly Lyons also recorded a turnover and five ground balls for Colorado College, helping to improve our record to 11-3.
Hoping to win a sixth-consecutive game, Colorado College is back in action on Saturday, April 12, hosting Adams State University at Stewart Field.