Women's Lacrosse Ends Season with 17-2 Win over Olivet

Women's Lacrosse Ends Season with 17-2 Win over Olivet

Alma, Mich. - The Alma College women's lacrosse team wrapped up the regular season with a 17-2 win over Olivet College on Saturday (April 28). Alma ends the season with an overall record of 5-8 and a conference record of 2-6.

The women's lacrosse program honored its five-member senior class - Shelby Frazer (Holt, Mich. / Holt), Brianna Soriano (San Diego, Calif. / Serra), Madi Webster (St. Johns, Mich. / St. Johns), Stephanie Mangutz (Mio, Mich. / Mio-AuSable) and Kira Reading (Holly, Mich. / International Academy West) - prior to the game.

Frazer led all players with four goals and one assist. She also picked up her 100th career point during the game. Olivia Benoit (Grosse Pointe, Mich. / Grosse Pointe North) put up four points by way of three goals and one assist. Soriano and Sam DeBoer (Rockford, Mich. / Rockford) each scored twice.

Allie Ray (Port Jefferson Station, N.Y. / Comsewogue) made just four saves on the day as the Comets only attempted five shots against her. Benoit saw her first action in net as a Scot; she played the last 9:24 as Alma's goalie and made two saves on three shots.

What Happened

  • Sam DeBoer began the scoring at 28:28. Benoit followed with a goal on a free position shot at 25:11.
  • Abbie Slater scored Olivet's first goal at 24:19. Its next goal wouldn't come until the 7:50 mark of the second half.
  • Alma reeled off 12 straight goals to end the first half and scored just three times in the second.

Notables

  • Brianna Soriano finishes her career as one of Alma's most decorated players of all time. She is sixth on the all-time program list in goals (69), ground balls (87) and draw controls (58), ninth in points (73), fourth in caused turnovers (46), and third in free position goals (25). She also holds the single-season record for caused turnovers (33) and has the tenth best goal scoring season in program history with 43 and the second most ground balls (62) in a single season as a senior.
  • Shelby Frazer is also one of the program's best offensive players in history. Over four years, she amassed 83 goals and 101 points, both being fourth all-time. She is also fifth on the program's all-time assist list with 15.
  • Stephanie Mangutz finds herself in Alma's women's lacrosse record book. Mangutz is tied with Soriano for sixth all-time in ground balls with 87 and is alone in sixth place with 34 caused turnovers.
  • Allie Ray made 193 saves this year, the most by any goalie an Alma history. She also has the program's second-best single season save percentage, stopping 52.9 percent of shots she's faced this year.
  • Seventeen goals are the second most Alma has scored this year; it put up 18 at the University of Dallas.
  • Twenty points are also the second most Alma has had this year; it tallied 21 in a win at Cleary.
  • Of Alma's 17 goals, none were scored back-to-back by the same player.
  • In the second half, Reading and Lydia Miller (Mt. Pleasant, Mich. / Mt. Pleasant) each scored their first career goals. Courtney Hartnagle (Midland, Mich. / Bullock Creek) also scored for the first time since March 2 at the University of Dallas.
  • The Scots were 4-7 on free position shots on the day.
  • Alma picked up 32 ground balls to Olivet's 19.
  • Alma had 21 turnovers in the game, the second fewest its had all season.

Contact: Zach Russo, Assistant Sports Information Director