Rams Golden in 20-3 rout over Skyhawks’ lacrosse

The Skyhawks’ second half was much better than their first.

In the second, West Chester only scored 3½ times as many goals as the Fort Lewis College women’s lacrosse team; in the first half, it was an unlucky 13.

The Golden Rams outscored the Skyhawks 13-1 in the first half, then 7-2 in the second half to beat FLC 20-3 on Thursday in West Chester, Pa.

“They are a very good team. It was a privilege that we got to play them,” said third-year FLC head coach Kelsey MacDonald in a news release to The Durango Herald. “It’s one of those games where you’re going up against a team that’s been together since they were young, most of them being from West Chester.”

West Chester dominated the Skyhawks in nearly every statistical category, in addition to the one that mattered most.

Hanna Cowan and Erin Eckert each scored three goals to lead the Golden Rams, while Brook Wineland, Marissa DiCecco and Ellie Carpenter each scored one for FLC. Ally Kvidera and Jessica Norby tallied the Skyhawks’ two assists.

“I thought the game — aside from the score — overall was a great game for us,” MacDonald said. “We learned a lot from the other team. We did make some mistakes in our transition, in our midfield especially. But we did come up with some big stops on defense. When we did get the ball in the attacking end, we were able to pass the ball and move, and that had been something that we’d been working on.”

FLC (3-2, 2-1 Western Intercollegiate Lacrosse Association) will play Millersville at 11 a.m. Saturday in Millersville, Pa.

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