(CARLISLE, Pa.) – The Dickinson women's lacrosse team had a great start and turned in a strong performance against #5-ranked Gettysburg College on Saturday. The Bullets did take control in the second half, outscoring the Red Devils 9-1 for a 17-5 final.
The Red Devils played even in the early minutes and remained tied at 4-4 with just over 11 minutes to play in the first half. Gettysburg opened with the first two goals before Erika Bloes (Riverside, Conn./Greenwich) pulled Dickinson even with back-to-back scores.
Maddy Gesner (West Newton, Mass./Kimball Union Academy) converted a free position to put the Red Devils on top at the 15:23 mark.
The Bullets countered with back-to-back goals, but Hayden Posencheg (Newtown Square, Pa./Friends' Central) finished an assist from Greta Holt (Alexandria, Va./Episcopal) to knot the game 4-4 with 11:26 remaining in the first half.
Gettysburg made a strong run to close out the fist half, taking an 8-4 advantage into the break. They tacked on a pair to start the second before Bloes broke up the run with a free position goal at the 21:52 mark. That would close out the scoring for the Devils on the day, despite a continued strong effort throughout the remainder of the game.
Bloes led the attack with three goals while Laurie Travaglini (Darien, Conn./Darien) was strong on the circle, controlling seven draws on the afternoon. First-year goaltender Ella Marks (Littleton, Colo./Colorado Academy) finished with eight saves.
The Red Devils slip to 0-2 on the season. They are on the road next Saturday, traveling to Muhlenberg College for a 12:00 pm start.
Given the rise in Anti-Asian Hate Crimes in the past year, the women's lacrosse team is invested in supporting the AAPI community and raising awareness around the violence and racist acts aimed at Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders. Today's game is dedicated to Anti-Asian Hate Awareness, in support of the National Asian Pacific American Women's Forum.
Founded in 1996, the National Asian Pacific American Women's Forum is an organization that is focused on empowering AAPI women and girls to influence critical decisions such as policy and structural change and organizing civic engagement. Today, NAPAWF is mobilizing and building power in 14 cities across the United States.
For the remaining five games, donations are being collected using the following link.
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