Kutztown takes down ‘Boro, first PSAC win still eludes Scots

Category:  Sports
Wednesday, April 11th, 2018 at 6:20 PM
Kutztown takes down ‘Boro, first PSAC win still eludes Scots by Erica Burkholder
Photo: Kelly Staschak

Kutztown handed the Edinboro women’s lacrosse team their seventh straight PSAC loss on Saturday. 

Edinboro’s offense attempted a comeback in the second half, but Kutztown was able to put up a couple unanswered goals to keep the lead. 

Kutztown took two minutes to get on the board, and then they scored three goals in less than a minute. Edinboro’s Lindsey Brinkel put up the team’s first goal thanks to an assist from Sophie DePalma, while Sidney Dobbins scored a goal of her own to cut Kutztown’s lead to 5-2.

The Golden Bears scored the next goal, but the Fighting Scots put up a pair courtesy of Maddie Mulcahy and Olivia Thomas, which brought ‘Boro to a two-goal deficit. Kutztown responded with five unanswered goals to end the half leading 11-4. 

Stephanie Chido scored Edinboro’s next goal after three Kutztown goals to start the second half. After three more Golden Bear goals, Brinkel scored her second goal of the night. Nobody would score for another 6 minutes.

Brinkel scored again with just over 10 minutes remaining to start a string of three Fighting Scot goals in a span of two minutes. Hannah Fitzgerald scored her eighth goal of the season, and DePalma assisted Desiree Doucette with her first of the season to finish Edinboro’s scoring. Kutztown put up one last goal to end the game 18-9. 

Brinkel scored three goals and six of her teammates contributed a goal each. 

Interim Women’s Lacrosse Head Coach Jenny Wirth said the team needs to work on defensive communication, especially early in games. 

“Today’s game did not go the way we had hoped,” she said. “Despite winning the draw control, we could not avoid getting down in points in the beginning and [we] just couldn’t dig back.”

She also said it was nice to see the team continue competing throughout the game while getting multiple players involved in scoring. 

“[When] we did get the ball on our offensive end and stuck to our game plan, we were able to see many players step up and be a threat this game.”

Edinboro will host West Chester University of Pennsylvania on Saturday at 1 p.m. and West Virginia Wesleyan College on Tuesday at 2 p.m.

Erica Burkholder can be reached at sports.spectator@gmail.com.

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