Kicking off its spring break trip in the sunshine state, the Fort Lewis College women’s lacrosse team faced off with Lynn University on Wednesday in Boca Raton.
FLC struck first with a goal from Haley Dostie less than two minutes into the contest. Lynn, however, scored the next 14 goals, enacting the running clock mercy rule early in the second quarter as it cruised to a 21-5 win.
Fort Lewis falls to 1-4 on the year with the loss. Lynn improved to 9-1 overall, outscoring its last four opponents 79-11.
Lynn dominated the shot column, charting 32 for the game compared with eight for Fort Lewis. The Skyhawks were 8-of-19 on clear attempts versus a 9-of-12 mark for the Fighting Knights.
Sophomore Caprietta Abbadessa continued an impressive 2022 campaign, notching two goals and an assist.
Sophomore Haley Dostie was another bright spot for the Skyhawks, putting up two goals on three shots.
Redshirt sophomore Rebecca Kiyokawa had five ground balls, and four caused turnovers to lead the team. Junior Averi Basso made seven saves in 35 minutes of play, while freshman Caley Lay made her first appearance of the season and came up with four saves.
After Dostie’s goal, Lynn went on to score nine unanswered goals to lead 9-1 after one quarter. The Fighting Knights went on to build a sizable 14-1 lead as the second quarter drew nearer to ending, but a goal from Abbadessa put a pause in the building momentum. Fort Lewis picked up three goals in the final two quarters of play while limiting the home squad to six goals as the final score sat at 21-5.
Fort Lewis (1-4) will next take on Palm Beach Atlantic University (1-5) at 1 p.m. Friday in West Palm Beach, Florida. The Sailfish are coming off a 17-3 loss to Lynn University in the team's most recent outing. It will be the first time that the teams have met in FLC women’s lacrosse history.