Women's Lacrosse Comes Up Short Against Trine

Women's Lacrosse Comes Up Short Against Trine

Alma, Mich. - The Alma College women's lacrosse team dropped a 17-15 decision to Trine University on Monday (April 23) afternoon.

Both Stephanie Mangutz (Mio, Mich. / Mio-AuSable) and Brianna Soriano (San Diego, Calif. / Serra) scored four goals for the Scots, while Olivia Benoit (Grosse Pointe, Mich. / Grosse Pointe North) pitched in three and Sam DeBoer (Rockford, Mich. / Rockford) had two. Mangutz and Benoit also led the team in ground balls with five apiece. Allie Ray (Port Jefferson Station, N.Y. / Comsewogue) made 14 saves in the loss.

Kristin John scored a game-high five goals for the Thunder. Three other players added three goals apiece.

Alma is now 4-7 overall and 1-5 in the Michigan Intercollegiate Athletic Association. Trine is 5-9 and 3-3.

What Happened

  • The first half was tightly contested; 13 goals were scored and neither team had a lead larger than two goals. The only two-goal lead either team had was by Alma for 2:37 until Trine scored two goals in an eight-second span to tie the game.
  • Soriano scored with 3:57 left in the first half to give Alma a 6-5 lead. Trine responded with a man-up goal at 1:03 and a man-down goal with three seconds before halftime to take a 7-6 lead.
  • The Scots scored the first two goals of the second half to regain the lead before Trine scored the next three to go up by two.
  • The Thunder began to pull away, scoring four of the next six goals to take a 14-10 lead with 9:36 remaining.
  • Benoit and Mangutz each scored in a 23-second span to cut the deficit back to two, but Trine would score the next three goals, the last one coming with 1:59 remaining to make the score 17-12.
  • At 1:38, Soriano scored her 38th goal of the season to begin Alma's final rally. Benoit followed that up with a goal at 1:24 and finally by Mangutz at 0:40, but that was all Alma could muster.

Notables

  • Brianna Soriano is fifth in the MIAA in goals (38) and seventh in ground balls (50).
  • Stephanie Mangutz's four goals is a new career high. Olivia Benoit's three goals is one off her career high.
  • Courtney Hartnagle (Midland, Mich. / Bullock Creek) had a career-best three caused turnovers.
  • Allie Ray remains in second place in the conference in saves (172) and save percentage (52.9).
  • Alma won the battle of draw controls, 22-12.

What's Next

Alma hosts Hope College on Wednesday (April 25) at 7:00 p.m.

Contact: Zach Russo, Assistant Sports Information Director