Lady Barons thrash Thiel College in offensive display


Franciscan University of Steubenville’s women’s lacrosse team came up with a big win Tuesday, April 9, over Thiel College, 25-14.

The Tomcats started the scoring off nearly a minute into the game only to have it matched by senior attack Treise McCarthy for her first of two goals on the night. Thiel answered quickly, though, as they controlled loose balls and tacked on two more goals for a 3-1 lead.

Freshman attack Grace Deegan scored an unassisted goal followed by a senior midfielder Elizabeth Dawyot goal off of an assist from fellow senior midfielder Elizabeth McEntee to even the score back up at 3-3.

The Lady Barons proceeded to put on an offensive clinic after the tie, scoring six straight and not letting off the gas pedal until the end of the half. Deegan scored four more in this half along with freshman attack Annie King, who scored three goals, and Dawyot notched her second of the game. The score was 15-8 headed into the second half.

After senior defense Elizabeth Jordan controlled a ground ball, it moved up the field and eventually found its way to Dawyot, who slung it in the back of the net for her third goal of the game.

Thiel made efforts to come back, but the Lady Baron onslaught continued. McCarthy scored her second of the game along with McEntee for her third of the season. Dawyot finished with four goals, Deegan finished with seven and senior attack Carly McDonald netted four. The final score was 25-14 in favor of the home team.

Head coach Maura Conant was very satisfied with her team’s effort and unselfish play. “Eight different players scored,” she said, “which was exciting to see because this means they were moving off ball, creating lanes and opportunities. I love seeing 14 assists and the teamwork and trust that takes.”

Catch the Lady Barons back in action on Memorial Field Thursday, April 11, at 5 p.m.