The Montclair State women’s lacrosse team lost 13-3 to fifth-ranked Gettysburg College on March 5, but rebounded with wins over Claremont-Mudd-Scripps Colleges and Stevens Institute of Technology.
The Red Hawks surrendered 3 goals to Gettysburg in less than a minute in the game’s opening moments. Montclair State out-shot Gettysburg in the following four minutes, but the Bullets rallied back and scored 6 unanswered goals before the end of the half.
Montclair State trailed 9-0 at the start of the second half, but junior midfielder Francesca Verrone tallied her 8th and 9th goals of the season to cut the deficit to 7. However, Gettysburg halted the Red Hawks’ run by scoring 4 unanswered goals in just over nine minutes.
The Bullets outshot Montclair State 33-11 and finished with a 13-3 victory.
The women’s lacrosse team traveled to the West Coast to face off against Claremont-Mudd-Scripps Colleges on March 11. The Red Hawks gave up the game’s opening goal, but senior attacker Serena Hitchins scored on a free-position shot to tie the game at 1-1. Montclair State won the ensuing draw, and junior attacker Aviano Paraggio scored a goal less than a minute later.
The two teams traded shots for the rest of the first half, but senior midfielder Kara Crampton scored a goal to put the Red Hawks ahead 3-1 at the end of the half.
Crampton and Verrone helped Montclair State come out strong in the second half by scoring the team’s 4th and 5th goals, respectively. Claremont-Mudd-Scripps scored three minutes later to shrink the Red Hawks’ lead to 3, but Montclair State responded by scoring 2 unanswered goals.
The Red Hawks held a 7-2 lead with 24:26 remaining, but Claremont-Mudd-Scripps came back and started their own run. The Stags and Athenas scored 5 consecutive goals, the last of which was scored with just less than seven minutes remaining to cut the Red Hawks’ lead down to 1.
Junior attacker Lindsay Lare halted Claremont-Mudd-Scripps’ run by scoring a goal on a free-position shot to put the Red Hawks up by 2. Senior attacker Alexa DiPiero scored an insurance goal just over two minutes later, and Montclair State emerged with a 9-6 victory.
Montclair State trailed 9-8 late in their March 16 game against Stevens Institute of Technology, but senior midfielder Kasey Maguire tied the game with just over three minutes remaining.
They remained deadlocked into the third overtime, but Maguire scored the gamewinning goal and the Red Hawks emerged with a 10-9 victory.
The Red Hawks are now 4-2 and will host their next game against Muhlenberg College on March 19.