The women’s lacrosse team went 1-1 in New Haven, CT over spring break. The team dominated their first game against Albertus Magnus College 18-2, but fell to Western Connecticut State 17-21.
The team was able to learn from both the win and loss, setting a mark for the rest of the season. The Lady Colonels had the opportunity in their first games to practice and develop team chemistry on the field. The second game was more of a learning experience for the team.
“The second game was much more challenging for us,” midfielder Tori Kerr shared. “The loss was a blessing in disguise because it makes us realize what we need to work on as a team before conference play.”
Kerr, along with Melanie Rivera are two returning juniors who are excited to be back on the field and hope to encourage their teammates in order to be successful.
“On the field I try to motivate my teammates by maintaining a positive outlook and a positive attitude,” Kerr said. “Off the field I try to motivate my teammates by setting realistic goals.”
Rivera said, “Three of my roommates and I are all lacrosse players. Whenever one of us is down, we’re all there to lift each other up whether that’s on the field or off of it.”
To accomplish goals like making playoffs and winning the Freedom Conference championship the women will have to maintain their positive outlook. The team fell just short of the title last year against Arcadia University. This year the women are more determined to secure a spot and the win. “My freshman year we came into the season ranked dead last in the conference,” Rivera shared. “Now we’re ranked second overall. With Arcadia finally out of the conference, this is our year to win it all.”
The team will take on Martime College on March 21 at 2 PM at Schmidt Stadium which will also be the team’s veteran’s game.