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2nd Half Rally not Enough as CSE Falls

2nd Half Rally not Enough as CSE Falls

The College of St Elizabeth lacrosse team fell in their opening game at Rosemont College, 9-6 on Saturday.

The Screaming Eagles got off to a slow start, falling behind 3-0 just 8 minutes into the game. Despite 3 early goals, goalie Sarah Briant notched 9 saves in the first half. The offense for the Eagles got 4 shots on goal in the first half, all of which were saved by Rosemont. Rosemont added 2 more late in the half to take a 5-0 lead into halftime.

The Eagles came out ready to play in the second half. Kelly O'Dell scored her first career goal at the 28:33 mark to cut the lead to 5-1. Nicole Rios quickly followed with a goal just a minute later to bring the Eagles to within 3. Rosemont countered with a goal of their own before O'Dell ripped another goal, to cut the lead to 6-3.

Rosemont added another goal before Nicole Rios added her second goal of them game. Dana Mortensen quickly followed that up with a goal of her own, to bring the Eagles to within 7-5. The Eagles however couldn't get any closer, ultimately falling to Rosemont 9-6.

Sarah Briant lead the Eagles in goal with 15 saves. In her first career game, Kelly O'Dell notched a hat trick. Nicole Rios also added 2 goals, and Dana Mortensen added one. The Eagles return to action on Wednesday when they travel to New York to take on SUNY Maritime.