Spartans Four Game Winning Streak Snapped

Apr 23, 2014 | J.Crane

DUBUQUE, IOWA - The University of Dubuque Women's Lacrosse had their four game winning streak snapped on Wednesday afternoon. The Spartans lost 21-9 to Beloit College (10-6, 6-3) in the Midwest Women's Lacrosse Conference (MWLC) matchup at Oyen Field. Bridget Schirmers (Coon Rapids, Minn./Coon Rapids) scored three goals and assisted on a fourth goal. UD is 4-8 overall and 2-5 in the MWLC. 

Schirmers became the first Spartan to reach 50 points (44-goals/6-assists) in a season with her goal with 1:08 left in the first half. The goal was her third of the game and second scored in the final three minutes of the first half. 

Score by Period    1   2    Total 
Beloit    16     5    21
Spartans   6   3   9
BOX SCORE            

The Spartans scoring began with Kelly Wetherald (Homer Glen, Ill./Lockport Township) finding the net 1:05 into the game to tie the Bucs at 1-1. After two Beloit goals, Schirmers scored her first of the day on a Lisa Rosas (Arcadia, Calif./Arcadia) pass. Beloit scored five unanswered goals to take control of the game. Cassandra Berger (Waukon, Iowa/Waukon) scored her first goal of the season after picking up a groundball in front of the net and beating the Beloit goalkeeper. 

UD and Beloit exchanged quick goals with Alora Esparza (Silvis, Ill./United Township) scoring to make the score 9-4 Beloit with under 12 minutes to play in the first half. Over the next six minutes, Beloit scored six straight goals to open a 15-4 lead on the Spartans. 

Beloit scored the first four goals of the second half in ten minutes to push the lead to 20-7. Wetherald scored her second of the game with 13:34 to begin three straight goals by UD. Wetherald assisted on the goal by Anna Yackshaw (Clinton, Iowa/Prince of Peace) for her second goal of the season. Rosas scored the final goal of the game with 7:27 left in the second period with the score 20-9. Beloit added a late goal as the clock neared zero for a final score of 21-9. 

Rosas picked up a team high three groundballs for the Spartans while Ashley Geraghty (Palatine, Ill./Palatine) had a team leading three draw controls. Danielle Williams (Mukwonago, Wis./Mukwonago) took the loss in goal with nine goals allowed in 18:17. 

UP NEXT: The Spartans hit the road on Saturday, April 26th at Carthage College. Game time is 4:00 pm.

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