Lacrosse team wins first match on home turf

The lacrosse team hosting Marquette last Friday Photo by Coleman Krietemeyer • krietemeyerc@mytjnow.com

The lacrosse team hosting Marquette last Friday
Photo by Coleman Krietemeyer • krietemeyerc@mytjnow.com

The historical 2012-2013 lacrosse team continues to deliver impressive performances in their inaugural season.

Last Friday, the Lady Eagles hosted Marquette and defeated them 17–7. Nearly 500 students and fans were in the stands to celebrate and support the teams first home game.

“The crowd really brought lots of great energy tonight,” said head coach John Sung. “You only get one chance to make a good first impression and I hope we gave them something to remember tonight.”

With the win, Winthrop improves to 2-1 overall. Freshman Claire Feeney began the scoring less that one minute into the match. Three more players were able to score before Marquette could even make a goal.

Feeney finished the game with 10 shots, while freshman Shannon Gallagher scored three. Freshmen Megan Wallenhorst, Danielle Ellis and Hayley Krause each scored two points. Freshmen Camille King gave up seven goals while saving five.

Feeney was also named this week’s Big South Offensive Player of the Week because of her performance Friday. Overall, Feeney helped build a 13-goal cushion to contribute to the first victory at home.

The Lady Eagles will host St. Bonaventure this Sunday at 1 p.m. at Eagle Field.

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