OU lacrosse teams split in Michigan
The Ottawa University lacrosse teams split games Tuesday in Michigan.
The women's lacrosse team earned their fifth win of the season with a 6-5 victory over the Madonna University Crusaders, 6-5. The No. 10 men’s squad fell 12-10 to No. 7 Madonna.
The women rallied from a 3-1 deficit to force a 3-3 tie at halftime. In the second half, Ottawa snapped a 4-4 deadlock with two goals and dug in defensively to snare the victory.
Shannon Carroll and Cecily Anderson scored two goals each. Ashlee Weger and Analysa Ortiz-Cloninger found the back of the net once apiece. Jasmin Roybal contributed an assist in Tuesday's contest. Mya Chatelin finished with 16 saves in net.
The women (5-0, 4-0) plays Saturday at home against University of Dallas on March.
The men’s game was also a defensive battle between two nationally-ranked teams. Ottawa led 4-2 in the second quarter and 6-4 at halftime.
Madonna opened the third quarter with three straight goals and retook the lead 7-6. Ottawa responded with three goals of their own to go up 9-7, two by Dakota Lepker and one by Jake Noernberg. Madonna answered with two scores to make it 9-9 after three quarters.
Madonna made it five straight scores with three goals to take a 12-9 lead. Ottawa scored a late goal.
Brandon DeMarco scored three goals for the Braves.
The Braves (4-1, 3-0) play Thursday at home against No. 3 Columbia College Cougars.