FINAL SCORE: Marian (Ind.) 17, Earlham 4
LOCATION: Indianapolis, Ind. (St. Vincent Field)
RECORDS: Earlham 6-4 / Marian 8-2
THE SHORT STORY: Earlham College women's lacrosse held a 1-0 lead for roughly five minutes early in the first half, but Marian University came back with eight-straight goals and posted a 17-4 win over the Quakers, Wednesday night at St. Vincent Field.
HOW IT HAPPENED
- Emma Lady got the Quakers on the scoreboard with a goal off an assist from goalie Jordan Blackburne at the 26:23 mark of the opening half.
- Marian scored eight-in-a-row, including three by Julia Robson, to take an 8-1 lead with 5:35 remaining in the half. Claudette Roskamp broke Marian's scoring run at the 2:39 mark of the frame, scoring off an assist from Serena Pisacano to cut the margin to 8-2.
- Coming out the halftime intermission with a 9-2 lead, the two teams traded goals with Krista Kirk finding the back of the Marian cage for the Quakers. That left the score 10-3 in Marian's favor with 27:50 showing on the game clock.
- The Knights scored the next seven goals to extend their lead to 17-3.
- Roskamp struck once more for Earlham, firing in an unassisted goal with 1:12 to play in the game.
- Marian outshot Earlham, 48-15, and the Knight's controlled 14 of the 21 draws in the game.
- Quakers goalie Jordan Blackburne charted a career-high 23 saves on 40 Marian shots on goal.
- Claudette Roskamp paced Earlham offensively with two goals and one assist, while Emma Lady and Krista Kirk finished with one goal each.
- Marian University is ranked No. 7 in the most recent NAIA women's lacrosse coaches poll.
Earlham women's lacrosse returns home for its final non-conference contest of the season when it hosts Bethany College on Saturday, March 30, at 2:00 p.m. at Darrell Beane Stadium.