April 21, 2013
LYNDHURST, Ohio - Behind seven goals from senior Allyson Fritts, the Grand Valley State women's lacrosse team picked up its seventh straight victory with 20-7 win at Notre Dame College on Sunday afternoon at Korb Field.
The Lakers remain undefeated in GLIAC action with a 6-0 mark and a 9-5 record on the season. Notre Dame drops to 7-4 on the year and 3-3 in conference play.
GVSU opened on a 6-2 run aided by four goals from Fritts to hold the lead with 15:22 left in the first stanza. A goal from Kristen Hull ended the streak, but a pair of goals from Rachel Leibovitz and Ali Dixon put GVSU out in front, 8-3. Both teams tallied two more goals to close out the half with GVSU holding a 10-5 edge at the half.
The Lakers held Notre Dame to just two goals in the second half while scoring 10 of their own. GVSU tallied four straight goals out of the break to take a 14-5 lead by the 17-minute mark. Hull found the back of the net at the 16:15 mark before Grand Valley State rattled off six straight tallies to win its sixth straight conference win and seventh overall.
Fritts had a team-high seven goals and two assists to go along with three ground balls, two draw controls and four caused turnovers. Leibovitz recorded three goals, while picking up a team-high nine draw controls. Sarah Lowe led the team with three assists, while also notching two assists. In the net, Audrey Kobe recorded seven saves.
Grand Valley State held a 29-22 edge in shots, including a 17-5 margin in the second half. The Lakers also owned a 16-15 advantage in ground balls, while both teams tallied 14 draw controls.
Hull and Katherine Doraty each had two goals for the Falcons. Kelsey Harvey got tagged with the loss in the net with one save. Lauren Ragsdale came in relief, earning five stops.
The Lakers close out the home portion of the regular season against Wheeling Jesuit on Friday, April 26 at 6 p.m. at the Laker Lacrosse Field.