Red Devils Make Great Run, Fall Short in Season Opener

Photo by Matt O'Haren
Photo by Matt O'Haren

(CARLISLE, Pa.) – The Dickinson women's lacrosse team made a great run in the second half but couldn't catch visiting McDaniel College, falling 18-14, on Wednesday afternoon.

The Green Terror jumped out to an early lead, scoring the first seven goals of the game. The Red Devils broke up the run when Greta Holt (Alexandria, Va./Episcopal) found Erika Bloes (Riverside, Conn./Greenwich) to put Dickinson on the board at the 19:08 mark.

Holt tallied back-to-back goals to cut the deficit to 8-4 with 15 minutes to play in the first half. Laurie Travaglini (Darien, Conn./Darien) converted a free position while Maddy Gesner (West Newton, Mass./Kimball Union Academy) and Bloes scored in the late minutes as McDaniel took an 11-7 advantage into the break.

The Red Devils had a strong start out of halftime. Mack Maurer (Charlottesville, Va./St. Anne's Belfield) scored twice in a 4-1 run and Travaglini found the net cut the margin to just a goal, 12-11, at the 22:57 mark.

McDaniel was able to counter, building the lead back to four (16-12) with just over 11 minutes to play in regulation.

Sophomore Katherine Kerin (Franklin Lakes, N.J./Indian Hill) dished out an assist to first-year Sydney MacKeigan (Nantucket, Mass./Middlesex School) and then scored off a nice feed from Maurer to pull Dickinson back within two with 7:46 left to play.

The Green Terror held on and added a pair of late goals for the final of 18-14.

Maurer and Holt each finished with two goals and one assist while Bloes and Travaglini each added a pair of goals on the afternoon. Gessner struck twice and matched a game-high, controlling seven draws.

First-year Ella Marks (Littleton, Colo./Colorado Academy) finished with seven saves, making her first collegiate start.

The Red Devils are home again on Saturday, hosting Gettysburg College at 12:00 pm.

This season the women's lacrosse program is dedicating each of its games to a cause that they are passionate about. Today, the Red Devils chose Harlem Lacrosse and are looking to support their fundraising campaign that runs through the month of April.

"Harlem Lacrosse is a nonprofit that provides mentorship, academic support, and lacrosse instruction to at-risk youth in multiple major cities across our country. Dickinson Women's Lacrosse's first game is dedicated to their 2nd Annual Virtual Fundraiser, #hustleforharlem. This fundraiser is a 30-day wall ball challenge that encourages lacrosse communities to get better alongside Harlem Lacrosse, as well as bring awareness to the cause and raise money so that the organization can keep providing their indispensable services to Boston, New York, Philly, Baltimore, and Los Angeles."

The Dickinson Women's Lacrosse team has created a page if you are interested in supporting Harlem Lacrosse.

The link is https://charity.gofundme.com/o/en/team/dickinson-womens-lacrosse

If you are a lacrosse player yourself, consider posting a video of you doing wall ball, and tag @dickinsonwlax and #hustleforharlem."