March 12, 2013
ALLENDALE, Mich. - The Grand Valley State women's lacrosse team led from the first draw to the last whistle in a 20-5 win against visiting Indiana Tech on a snowy Tuesday evening at the Laker Lacrosse Stadium.
The win evens the Lakers' record to 2-2 on the year as they prepare for their next five games on the road. GVSU travels to Seton Hill on Sunday, March 17 at 1 p.m. in Greensburg, Pa. Indiana Tech moves to 2-1 on the season.
GVSU wasted little time getting on the board when sophomore Jordan Luberto grabbed a pass from Meagan Emery and found the back of the net just 20 seconds into the game. GVSU then went on an 8-2 run, holding Indiana Tech scoreless for more than 12 minutes.
The Warriors netted their third and final goal of the opening stanza at the 11:18 mark before GVSU extended its lead to eight with two goals from senior Allyson Fritts and freshman Taylor Bierwagen to take an 11-3 lead into the break.
A free-position goal from Rachel Leibovitz at the 28:58 mark opened the second half and GVSU went on to score seven straight tallies through the second half. The Lakers held Indiana Tech without a goal for more than 20 minutes in the second frame.
Fritts had a team-high five goals and one assist while grabbing seven draw controls. Leibovitz notched four goals and an assist, while Luberto recorded three nets and a helper as well.
Sophomore Audrey Kobe and junior Lindsay McCarty split time in net, with Kobe coming away with the win making four saves. McCarty tallied one in her 19 minutes of work. Seven other Lakers found the back of the net.
The Lakers owned a 36-15 advantage in shots, while also controlling the game with 17 draw controls.
For the Warriors, Kendall Guthrie recorded two goals. Keeper Ashley Elvey recorded eight saves in the first loss of the season.