The Chapman women’s lacrosse team lost its third Southern California Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (SCIAC) game in a row Wednesday night, falling 13-9 to undefeated Claremont-Mudd-Scripps.
“If we can clean up that middle game, we will have more offensive opportunities and give our midfielders more of a break,” said junior attack Kylee Moore. “Also, working on the draw will help us keep possession throughout the game. We tend to get frustrated and foul, which causes us to lose possession and gives opponents easy eight meters.”
The Panthers fell behind early, trailing 4-0 10 minutes in after goals from Claremont-Mudd-Scripps’s freshman midfielders Katie Hill and Ellen Berkley and two from junior midfielder Molly O’Donnell put them in an early hole. Moore and junior midfielder Brook Martini pulled two back for the Panthers, but Claremont-Mudd-Scripps managed to keep scoring and went into halftime leading 6-4.
Three early second half goals from Claremont-Mudd-Scripps put the Panthers behind 9-4, and the Panthers failed to muster up much of a response.
“We got a bit sloppy in the second half and that hurt us overall because the difference in score was getting bigger,” said junior defender Alessandra Porfido. “We also need to continue to hustle anytime the ball is on the ground and fight hard to come up with it.”
The Panthers’ next game is at Redlands 7 p.m. Saturday.