Lacrosse programs sweep the week: Women’s lacrosse

The women’s lacrosse team (2-5, 1-4) hosted Albion (0-3) at Wilson Field Friday night, coming away with a 23-14 victory and snapping a four game losing streak.

“We have the whole picture. We’re just trying to get the whole picture for every single game,” said coach Brian Eisenberg after the victory.

The Panthers opened up the scoring with a goal by sophomore midfielder Allison Camp a minute into the contest, and went on a 3-0 scoring run over the next five minutes. Two goals came off of free position shots by freshman midfielder Tessa Oliaro and senior midfielder Lauren Mah. Mah was the leading scorer for the Panthers, with five goals in the game.

Albion went on a 3-0 scoring run to cut the deficit to 10-9 with three minutes left in the first half. The Panthers went into the locker room with an 11-10 lead.

The Britons took their first lead of the game at the start of the second half, scoring two goals in the first two minutes of play.

Chapman dominated the rest of the game, scoring six unanswered goals over the next seven minutes, and going on an 11-1 run overall.

“The defense we run is fairly new. It was shaky at first, but we took the training wheels off and let it go, and it worked out,” Podesta said.

The Panthers let go of assistants Catherine Rodriguez and David Moore-Beitler before the game. Eisenberg cited their lack of available time to commit to the team as the main reason. Both assistants were volunteer assistants for the team.

The Panthers will try for back-to-back wins against Allegheny at noon on March 19 at Wilson Field.

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