April 13, 2013
TIFFIN, Ohio – After falling behind in the first half, the Grand Valley State women’s lacrosse team rallied back with 11 second-half goals to stay undefeated in GLIAC action as the Lakers defeated Tiffin, 15-13, on Saturday night at Frost Kalnow Stadium.
Grand Valley State improves to 7-5 on the season and 4-0 in league action. Tiffin drops its first GLIAC game to sit at 4-1 in conference play and 6-7 overall.
GVSU then sparked an 8-1 run of its own that stretched from two minutes left in the first half until the 17:43 mark in the second stanza. Rachel Leibovitz tallied five goals during the run including three straight tallies to put the Lakers back out in front 11-9.
Alexandria Quast, who finished with a game-high seven goals, then found the back of the net to tie the game at 11-11 before Leibovitz and Devine put the Lakers back out in front, 13-11, where it would remain for the rest of the game.
Tiffin pulled to within one, 13-12, but back-to-back tallies from Emery secured the Lakers’ fifth straight victory.
Leibovtiz led the Lakers with a season-high six goals, while Emery notched four and an assist. Devine found the net twice, while also recording two caused turnovers.
GVSU held a 43-22 edge in shots, while also owning 19-11 edge in draw controls. The Lakers picked up 18 ground balls, while also causing seven of the Dragons’ 23 turnovers.
Sophomore Audrey Kobe picked up the win, making three saves, while Jessica Bombard made 20 stops in the loss.
Grand Valley State is back in action on Friday, April 19 against Walsh in Allendale at the Laker Lacrosse Stadium at 6 p.m.