March 29, 2014

Spartans Defeat Oilers 20-8

Box Score

The University of Findlay women's lacrosse team suffered a 20-8 defeat at the hands of St. Thomas Aquinas on Saturday, March 29 in Sparkill, N.Y.

The Oilers jumped out to a 2-1 lead in the first ten minutes of the game, but the Spartans went on a 12-0 run to open up a 13-2 advantage in the next 14 minutes.  Findlay would tack on a pair of goals before the half and entered intermission down 14-4, which was a deficit too large to overcome.

Freshman Nicole Stines had five of the Oilers eight goals in the game with sophomore Sarah Lankton accounting for the other three.  Stines also had two draw controls while Lankton had six draw controls and one ground ball.

Sophomore Katie Poorman took the loss between the pipes by allowing 20 goals. She made ten saves and faced 30 shots in the game.

The Oilers were out-shot by a 38-20 margin and also had 17 turnovers.  The Spartans also held a 14-4 advantage in ground balls during the game.

The Oilers, who fell to 2-6 on the year with the loss, will be back in action on April 2 when they open Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (GLIAC) play at home against Tiffin. The game is scheduled to begin at 4 p.m. in Donnell Stadium.