Women’s lacrosse team drops 25-2 decision to Hope in MIAA-opener

Women’s lacrosse team drops 25-2 decision to Hope in MIAA-opener

OLIVET, Mich. – The Olivet College women's lacrosse team opened Michigan Intercollegiate Athletic Association play with a 25-2 loss to Hope College this afternoon at the Cutler Athletic Complex in Olivet.

Final Score:
Hope 25, Olivet 2
Location: Cutler Athletic Complex; Olivet, Mich.
Records: Olivet 0-4 overall, 0-1 MIAA; Hope 5-2 overall, 1-0 MIAA

  • The Flying Dutch led 15-0 at halftime behind goals by eight different players.
  • Hope netted the first three goals of the second half to go up 18-0.
  • The Comets scored back-to-back goals on free-position attempts. The first by senior Sabrina Butler and the second by senior Paige Harcourt.
  • The Flying Dutch scored the final seven goals of the game.

  • Butler scored a goal, took three shots (two on-goal) and won five draw controls.
  • Freshman Mekenzie Lamb recorded five draw controls.
  • Sophomore Kea Kunz scooped-up a team-best four ground balls.
  • Sophomore Grace Forbush made eight saves, while facing 33 total shots in 60 minutes of action between the pipes.

  • Bridgette Lay recorded a team-high four goals.
  • Carly Pieri also had four points on two goals and two assists.
  • Allison Darnell and Rachel Elder each had a hat trick with three goals.
  • Paige Wilmer finished with a team-best five ground balls and five caused turnovers.
  • Laurel Frederickson and Helen Holt split time in goal. Frederickson played the first half and made one save. Holt played the second half and allowed two goals.

  • Olivet is on the road to play Saint Mary's (Ind.) College next Tuesday, April 2, at 6 p.m.