Franciscan University of Steubenville’s women’s lacrosse team crushed the Bethany Bison in an exciting game that ended 18-4 on Memorial Field, April 25.
Freshman attack Grace Deegan was the first to find the net, which she did in the first 28 seconds of play, starting a scoring spree that lasted 15 minutes and ended 11-0, Lady Barons.
Most notably during that spree, senior attack Carly McDonald scored three points during the first 30 minutes of play and put the half-time score at 12-1. McDonald also had two assists in the space of four minutes when senior defense Elizabeth Jordan and freshman attack Patricia Burke both scored their first goals of the season.
Jordan opened the second half with her second point of the game, bringing the score to 13-1 within the first three minutes of play.
The Lady Barons’ scoring slowed during the second half, but they in no way relinquished their lead, scoring four points by the 10-minute mark.
The score stood at 16-1 when Bethany’s attack slipped in with three points in a row. McCarthy ended her team’s 10-minute scoring drought with her third point of the match with five minutes to spare. She scored a fourth and final point in the last two minutes of play, bringing the scoreboard to 18-4.
The Lady Barons’ season record now stands 7-6, with one more regular game against Waynesburg University before playoffs begin.
Head coach Maura Conant was proud of her team for going above and beyond when it came to teamwork.
“(The athletes were) getting out of their comfort zone, (and) I was able to see them shine in the positions that they weren’t (previously) comfortable with,” Conant said. “It was really exciting to see them build each other up. It was just a good team win today.”