Lady Barons suffer overtime defeat

The Franciscan women’s lacrosse team fell in a 13-12 overtime loss against Muskingum University on March 7 at 4 p.m.  

The Barons began the first quarter with a couple of shots on goal. Barons’ junior attack Kiera Wilson put her team on the board with a 1-0 lead. 

The Barons tested Muskingum with one more shot on goal until junior attack Carolyn Cooke scored unassisted with the Barons clutching a 2-0 lead. 

The Barons lost their grip on the lead with Muskingum testing the Barons defense with a goal. The first quarter ended with a score of 3-1.  

The Barons were hungry at the beginning of the second quarter, pressing hard on Muskingum’s defensive zone. Senior attack Joanna Hilkert had a shot on goal in the middle of the quarter.  

The Baron defense loosened in the middle of the second quarter, allowing Muskingum to walk into their zone and score three different times to tie the game 3-3.  

With more desperation after the timeout mid-quarter, Cooke shot two different times on goal. The Barons had a strong offensive zone throughout the second quarter, allowing many shots on goal.  

The Barons had stronger communication going into the third quarter, with the defense causing chaos on Muskingum’s plays.  

After a Muskingum’s turnover, junior midfield Theresa Lyle stole the ground ball and scored unassisted, tying the game 5-5.  

Wilson had a free position shot unassisted, allowing the Barons to take a 6-5 lead.  

The Barons led into the start of the fourth quarter, with Biagi scoring assisted by senior attack Katheryn Brehm.   

The Baron defense was tested once more when Muskingum went on a scoring streak toward the middle of the fourth quarter to cut the Baron lead to two.  

The Barons were still in the lead when Brehm scored unassisted, creating a 12-10 lead for the Barons. Muskingum tied the game 12-12 at the end fourth quarter and made swift work of the Barons in overtime to win 13-12.  

The Barons next home game is Wednesday, March 19 at 7 p.m. against John Carrol University at Trinity Health System Field.