Scots show talent in doubleheader
February 24, 2017
The first lacrosse games in Monmouth College history were played this past Saturday. The girl’s team travelled up to St. Paul, Minnesota to take on the University of Northwestern.
A minute and a half into the game Kara-Jade Gordon scored the first goal in Monmouth women’s lacrosse history. The Scots then fell behind 2-1 but took the lead back with goals from freshman Amanda Green and senior Ashley Castellano. The Scots would go cold, only scoring once in the last twenty minutes of the half. Northwestern lead 7-4 at the break.
After a Northwestern goal early in the second half Kara-Jade Gordon cut into the lead with her third goal of the game off a pass from Amanda Green. The Eagles would lock down on defense and scored eight straight goals before Monmouth would score again. Goalkeeper Elizabeth Reasoner knocked away eighteen shot attempts and Monmouth forced 25 turnovers but Northwestern came away with the win 17-6. “I was very proud of the way we hung with Northwestern in the first half,” said head coach Elizabeth Demara after the game. “I think the pace and intensity of the college game got away from us in the second half and Northwestern was able to pull away.”
The Scots took on Augsburg College the next day and Kara-Jade Gordon had another spectacular showing, scoring all four of Monmouth’s goals.
Monmouth was held scoreless for the first fifteen minutes of the game before Gordon netted their first goal of the day. That was the only goal the Scots would get in the first half as they trailed Augsburg 12-1 going into the second half.
Gordon drew control on the first face-off of the half and took it in for the score to bring the lead down to ten. She would score two more times before the game was over and the Scots would force 28 turnovers, but it wasn’t enough as Augsburg won 18-4.
This Saturday Monmouth will take on the University of Dubuque in an away matchup.