The Alma College Women's Lacrosse team traveled to Holland on Saturday for a matchup with Hope College at Van Andel Stadium. The Scots were dominant on the road, jumping out to a 5-0 lead to start the match, en route to securing the 10-5 victory on Saturday.
With the win, Alma improves to 8-5 overall and currently sit at 3-1 in the MIAA. The Flying Dutch drop to 4-6 on the year, with a 2-3 mark in conference play.
Jr. Tracy Gallihugh (Lansing/Waverly) put the first points on the board at 22:30, finding the back of the net with an unassisted goal.
At 18:36, Fr. A Valkyrie Progar (Brighton/Brighton) notched a goal unassisted, and the Scots took the 2-0 lead early in the first half.
Less than two minutes later, Gallihugh would collect another score to stretch the advantage to 3-0 with just over 17 minutes to play in the opening half.
With Alma up 3-0, So. A Ashton Street (Brighton/Brighton) sent in a rocket to extend the Scots advantage to 4-0 at 12:17.
Fr. A Stephanie Chou (East Brunswick, NJ/East Brunswick) kept Alma rolling in the first half, notching a goal at 8:43, and the scoreboard read 5-0 with just under nine minutes to play in the half.
Hope ended the first half by scoring two-straight goals, and going into halftime Alma held on to a 5-2 lead.
Chou led off the second half by collecting her second goal of the contest, and Alma stretched the lead to four at 6-2.
Following a Flying Dutch goal at 23:45, Chou got the hat trick, scoring her third goal of the match at 19:10.
Progar recorded her second goal on Saturday at 18:45, and the Scots found themselves up on the road 8-3.
Chou would finish what she started, ending the game scoring two more goals to seal the 10-5 victory for Alma at Van Andel Stadium.
Chou led all players with five goals, while adding two groundballs. Gallihugh and Progar both contributed two goals on Saturday, while Street added the other score and three groundballs in the win.
In net, Sr. GK Stephanie Herman (Bay City/All-Saints Central) improved to 8-5 on the year after collecting 13 saves on Saturday.
Statistically both teams were nearly identical, with Hope collecting 32 groundballs compared to 31 by Alma, and both teams committing 30 turnovers.
The Scots welcome Albion to Bahlke Field on Wednesday, April 16th, for a match at 4:30 p.m.