March 20, 2013

Women's Lacrosse Fall To Fighting Scots 16-9

WENHAM, Mass. – Another four goal performance from Chelsea Phillips wasn't enough to bolster the Emerson Women's Lacrosse Team Wednesday as they fell 16-9 to the Gordon Fighting Scots. With the loss the Lions are now 2-4 on the year while Gordon improves to a flawless 3-0.

The first half saw the Scots come out blazing on the Lions as they scored in the game's first 50 seconds of action before adding three more unanswered goals to jump out 4-0. Chelsea Phillips finally got her turn though in the 11th minute of action with an unassisted goal to make it 4-1.

GC fired back with a goal before Mackenzie Johnson had her first of her two goals on the night, after Krystie Zoch connected with her on the pass to make it 6-2. Gordon went on a spree after though, with seven straight goals on the Lions before Johnson put in her second of the night to close out the half with GC leading 12-3.

The second half saw some fire in the Lions as the Fighting Scots scored first, but Tayllar Righini put in her eight goal of the year right after unassisted. Three more Gordon goals by Anna Blomberg came next before the Lions did work on offense. Starting the Emerson assault was Chelsea Phillips, who put in three goals for EC in the last 13 minutes of action to pull her goal tally on the year to 24.

Laced in between Phillips' melee was Alex Corrado off a pass from Maggie Sheetz for her second goal of the year and Tracie Lombardo pocketing a free position shot for her fourth as the game closed out with a 16-9 final.

The Lions return to action this weekend as they travel to Norwich to take on their GNAC rival. Game time is set for 1 p.m. Saturday in Northfield, Vermont.