April 11, 2013

Lady Baron LAX Improves in Second Game vs. St. Vincent

LATROBE, Pa- A challenging game against St. Vincent College, a program in its tenth year, saw Franciscan women's lacrosse fall 24-4. Having scrimmaged St. Vincent in their non-traditional season in the fall, the Lady Barons were anticipating the Bearcats to be tough competition and were ready to show how much they have improved.

The program's growth showed from the very start.

"We won the very first draw," head coach Maura Conant said. "I think that really surprised them."

Not only did the Lady Barons start off strong by winning the draw, they also met their goal of getting on the board; something they weren't able to do in their Fall scrimmage.

"When we played them in the Fall, we got shut out," Conant said. "Our goal was to not be shut out this time, and we weren't."

With 11 minutes left in the first half, midfielder Lauren Noce scored Franciscan's first goal off of an unassisted effort. She then added two more goals in the second half with another unassisted goal and an assisted score from midfielder Rebeca Radzinski.

The second half was more aggressive than the first for the Lady Barons with Noce's two goals and another goal from midfielder Shannon Root.

Despite the loss Conant said she is optimistic about how far the team has come.

"It's a great bench mark," Conant said about her team's growth since the Fall. "We played them earlier and got shut out and here we are playing them again and we scored four goals."

The Lady Barons will have their final away game Saturday, April 13 against Hilbert College at 12 pm.

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