The Alma College Women's Lacrosse team traveled to Illinois on Saturday to take on Robert Morris University (IL). The Scots exchanged blows with the Eagles throughout the afternoon and eventually earned the 15-10 victory on the road.
With the win - their third-straight - the Scots improve to 4-2 overall while Robert Morris drops to 1-1 after suffering the loss.
Fr. A Emily Zadny (Hartland, WI/Arrowhead) put Alma on the board early, finding the back of the net in just 24 seconds, to give the Scots the early 1-0 lead. Jr. MF Sydney Bryce (Lake Orion/Lake Orion) knocked in a goal just 22 seconds later to give Alma the 2-0 lead at 29:14.
The Eagles would get on the board at 20:14 but So. A Ashton Street (Brighton/Brighton) would respond at 19:17 to give the Scots the 3-1 advantage.
The remainder of the first half saw both teams exchanging goals throughout. Robert Morris would score two-unanswered to cut the Alma advantage to just one at 6-5 with just under three minutes to play in first half. The Scots were not shook and answered with two-unanswered goals of their own to take the 8-5 lead into the locker room.
Fr. A Stephanie Chou (East Brunswick, NJ/East Brunswick) began the second half with a goal at 28:20 to stretch the Alma advantage to 9-5. Following an Eagles goal, the Scots rattled off three-straight goals to pad their lead to six at 12-6 with just under 16 minutes to play in regulation.
Robert Morris then scored two-straight goals of its own to cut the Alma lead to four at 12-8. Despite continual pressure being applied by the home team, the Scots ended the match on a 3-2 run to take the 15-10 victory on the road.
Both teams tallied 26 shots on the afternoon and Robert Morris collected 24 ground balls compared to 21 by Alma.
Jr. MF Tracy Gallihugh (Lansing/Waverly) led all scorers with six goals on just eight shots. Chou and Bryce both added three goals and an assist for Alma and Fr. A Valkyrie Progar (Brighton/Brighton )chipped in with a goal on just one shot.
Mary Prunte led the Eagles with four goals in the loss.
The goal, Sr. GK Stephanie Herman (Bay City/All-Saints Central) collected six saves on 16 shots to improve to 4-2 on the year.
The Scots will next travel to Cleveland, OH on Saturday, March 16, to take on Oberlin College (OH) on the campus of Baldwin-Wallace University at 4 p.m.