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Lacrosse fights through sickness

April 27, 2018

Lily Guillen, THE COURIER

Over this past weekend, the Monmouth College women’s lacrosse team traveled to southern Wisconsin for a two-game conference weekend.

On April 22, the ladies traveled to Beloit, Wisconsin to take on the Buccaneers for a competitive matchup. With a hard fought game, on a limited roster, the women fell short in a 20-6 loss.

On this beautiful Sunday afternoon, the women came out strong with high hopes of a win. Off the opening draw, sophomore Amanda Green found senior Tiana Cintron right on crease for a commanding goal. This was followed by a Beloit goal just three minutes later. The Scots would not take the tie game as an answer and quickly found the back of the net with goals by Green and sophomore Kara-Jade Gordon. With a hard fought battle, freshman Aspen Chadderon punched in two goals and Gordon found the back of the net just once more. That was the extent of the Scots scoring and they fell hard 20-6.

Due to sickness, the women just had enough players to dress the field with no subs. While this was not easy, the Scots prevailed and gave it their all. Junior midfielder Kaelin Sommer said, “It wasn’t easy playing with such a small roster, but the girls really fought. There definitely is not another team that would give it their all like ours does.”

The women’s lacrosse teams very own Aspen Chadderdon received the Freshman Woman of the Year award for her great success on and off the field. She is an impressive athlete, starting all of her games as a lacrosse player and soccer player. She impacts both teams greatly and does so while holding a 4.0 GPA. She is a double major in Biochemistry and Psychology and is a true representation of an excelling student-athlete.

The Scots are back hard at work and have two more games before the closing of their season. On April 26 they travel to Dubuque, Iowa to play Loras College and on April 28 they travel to St. Paul, Minnesota to play Hamline University.

Jeff Knapp
Contributing Writer

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