Women’s lacrosse aims for playoff spot

By Christina Christodoulou

The women’s lacrosse Rangers picked up an essential pair of Landmark Conference wins over the week, first traveling to beat Moravian College before returning home Wednesday to win a game against the University of Scranton.

The 18-11 victory over the Greyhounds was pushed by Theresa Shafron (‘17), who matched her personal career high for five goals in a single game. Piling on to the victory, Allie DiDario (‘20), Mia Campanale (‘19) and Nicole Kinney (‘18) all netted hat tricks in the competition. Anna Fiorini (‘17) scored two of her own goals while assisting Shafron with four of her goals. The real difference was made by goalkeeper, Gionna Minogue (‘17), who made 11 saves throughout the game. Both teams made 29 shots, but Minogue’s quick reflexes slowed Moravian down, helping the Rangers secure their win.

With their win on Wednesday, the women’s lacrosse team came closer to a spot in Landmark Conference playoffs, moving into fourth place in the Landmark conference with a thrilling 13-12 win over the University of Scranton last Wednesday. They are currently tied with Susquehanna University in the standings, as they now hold a 2-2 conference record and a 9-6 record overall.

Midfielder Kinney pushed Drew past Scranton by netting both the tying and winning goals in the closing minutes of the game. Kinney had an impressive stat sheet, scoring a total of four goals, picking up four ground balls and causing two turnovers. DiDario scored two goals and matched Kinney’s stats in ground balls and turnovers to tie for the team lead. Morgan Mason (’17) scored a team high five goals for the second time this season, helping the Rangers with their win. She opened the scoring for Drew and prompted a vital three goal run. Attackers Kelly Dwyer (’17) and Sage Johnson (’18) each contributed an unassisted goal to the victory within the same minute of play. Goalkeeper Minogue made a total of 15 saves, her second highest of the season. Minogue preserved the Ranger lead in the final minutes of the game with a pair of critical saves.

As the Rangers approach playoffs, they face Goucher College at home on Saturday, April 22 at 1pm. This game will also serve as Senior Day for the seven senior athletes as they play on their home turf for the last time in the regular season.

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