The Alma College Women's Lacrosse team returned to Bahlke Field on Saturday to welcome Kalamazoo College for match in the sunshine. The Scots shined on Saturday, securing the 12-8 victory at home.
With the win, Alma improves to 6-5 overall and 1-1 in the league. The Hornets drop to 3-5 on the year and 1-1 in the MIAA with the loss.
So. A Ashton Street (Brighton/Brighton) put the Scots on the board early in the first half, scoring her 18th goal of the season at 28:35.
Kalamazoo would answer at 22:18, and the score was tied 1-1 early in the first.
At 19:34, Fr. A Stephanie Chou (East Brunswick, NJ/East Brunswick) snuck one past the goalie to put Alma up 2-1.
The Hornets scored the next two goals to take the 3-2 lead at 16:54.
Alma would respond in a major way, scoring three straight to retake the lead at 5-3.
Following a Kalamazoo goal, Chou collected her third goal of the afternoon to put the Scots up 6-4. Six minutes later, Jr. MF Tracy Gallihugh (Lansing/Waverly) found the back of the net and Alma stretched the lead to 7-4 with just under two minutes to play in the half.
The Hornets notched a goal with just 18 seconds remaining in the first half, and the score showed 7-5 heading into the locker rooms.
Alma started the second half with two-straight goals to extend the lead to four, 9-5.
Kalamazoo recorded a goal at 12:57, to shrink the Alma advantage to three.
Fr. A Valkyrie Progar (Brighton/Brighton) collected her second goal of the match at 9:43, and the Scots held the 10-6 lead with just under 10 minutes to play.
Both teams would exchange goals in the final eight minutes, with Gallihugh scoring the final point of the match at 1:07, to give Alma the 12-8 victory at Bahlke Field.
Chou led all players with four goals, while Gallihugh tallied three and a team-high four groundballs.
Street and Progar both finished with two goals and Jr. MF Sydney Bryce (Lake Orion/Lake Orion) added the other goal for Alma.
In goal, Sr. GK Stephanie Herman (Bay City/All-Saints Central) collected four saves in the win, improving to 6-5 on the year.
The Scots held the advantage in groundballs, 16-8, and forced 18 turnovers while committing only 14.
Alma hits the road on Tuesday, April 8th, to take on Trine University in a match set for 4:00 p.m.