Lady Baron LAX Battles Hard vs. Experienced Program
STEUBENVILLE, Ohio – The Lady Barons lost a challenging match to the Medaille Mavericks with a final score of 21-2. Medaille is an experienced lacrosse program and one of the Barons' hardest matchups of the season. Head Coach Maura Conant said she was pleased with her team's effort despite the loss.
"I'm very pleased with the intensity," Conant said. "Everyone played 100% the whole time."
The two goals for the Barons were scored by midfielders Magdalena Munoz and Lauren Noce. Munoz put the Barons on the scoreboard within the first ten minutes of the first half, and Noce scored four minutes into the second.
The team was also switched up their lineup at the half, placing defender Beth Potvin in goal while goalie Jenna Gottemoeller played the field in an effort to get fresh legs on the field.
"We were down a couple of people today, so it was just to switch things around," Conant said. "I don't think it will be a permanent switch because Beth is really good on defense for us."
The goal for the Lady Barons was to focus on time of possession with the hopes of scoring more goals. While the goal total wasn't what they hoped for, the team increased their possession in the second half, especially with two long offensive possessions towards the end of the game.
"We had 22 minutes of possession, which is really good, " Conant said. "We want to increase our possession so we can score more goals."
To continue to increase possession and turn that possession into more goals, Conant said the team needs to work on their decision-making. Conant said the team played hard but not smart.
"We need to consistently start making good decisions, " Conant said about the team's need to pair smarter decisions with their intensity on the field.
The Lady Barons will be on the road for their next game against St. Vincent College Monday, March 25 at 4 p.m.