Souther Scores 100th As Women's Lax Tops Stevens
March 27, 2013
The Middlebury women’s lacrosse team won its second game in as many days, as the fourth-ranked Panthers earned a 16-5 win at Stevens. Margaret Souther scored three goals to lead the Panthers, bringing her career total to 100. Middlebury returns to action on Saturday with a NESCAC game at Bowdoin.
Middlebury allowed just 11 shots in the game, scoring eight straight goals through the middle of the contest. Emma Kramer scored two goals early to put her team up 4-1 at the 23:14 mark. Stevens scored two of the next four before Liza Herzog answered with two straight to put the Panthers up 8-3. Chrissy Ritter netted the final tally of the half to give Middlebury a 9-3 lead at the intermission.
The Panthers opened the second half with five straight goals to put the game out of reach at 14-3 with 18:25 remaining. Five different players scored during the run before Joey Galligan ended the streak with a Stevens goal at the 15:51 mark. The teams exchanged the final three goals for a 16-5 Panther win.
Herzog aided Souther’s effort with three goals of her own, with two coming from Kramer and C. Ritter. Herzog added four draw controls, Catherine Fowler earned three, while Michaela Colbert picked up four ground balls. Alyssa Palomba earned five saves with one goal allowed in 49:50, while Katie Mandigo made one save and allowed a goal in 10:10 of play during her collegiate debut.
Kara Rafferty of Stevens led all scorers with four goals, while Meg Collins made eight saves in 57:27.