FINAL SCORE: Univ. of the Cumberlands (Ky.) 23, Earlham 4
LOCATION: Richmond, Ind. (Darrell Beane Stadium)
RECORDS: Earlham 6-3 / Cumberlands 10-1
THE SHORT STORY: The University of the Cumberlands (Ky.) had too many offensive options for Earlham women's lacrosse to manage and the Quakers dropped a 23-4 decision to the visiting Patriots, on Saturday afternoon at Darrell Beane Stadium. Cumberlands came into the game ranked No. 3 in the NAIA women's lacrosse coaches poll, and averaging more than 20 goals per game.
HOW IT HAPPENED
- Cumberlands scored six straight goals over the first seven minutes of play to open the contest, including two by Shea West and two more by Jaclyn Berry.
- Earlham finally broke its scoring drought at the 22:47 mark when Claudette Roskamp found the back of the Cumberlands cage on a free position shot. After the Patriots tacked on another score, Roskamp struck again with 20:00 showing on the first half clock to cut the Cumberlands lead to 7-2.
- The Patriots rattled off four more goals – two by Berry and two by Emily Heim – to extend their lead to 11-2. Roskamp and Emma Lady added back-to-back goals, reducing Cumberlands' advantage to 11-4.
- Cumberlands posted four more goals over the final four minutes of the opening frame, and went into the intermission with a 15-4 lead.
- Earlham was unable to add to its total in the second half, while Cumberlands added eight goals.
- Claudette Roskamp finished with three goals while Emma Lady recorded one goal.
- Quaker goalie Jordan Blackburne charted 14 saves, matching her season high.
- Jaclyn Berry paced Cumberlands with eight goals. Shea West and Bella Ricchaizi added five and four goals respectively.
- The Patriots outshot the Quakers, 41-6.
Earlham women's lacrosse is on the road for its next contest on Wednesday, March 27, when it travels to Indianapolis to face Marian University. Game time is slated for 7:00 p.m.