Women’s lacrosse closes season against Wooster
This week, OC women’s lacrosse faced off against College of Wooster at home in their senior-day game. The Yeowomen dropped the game, 16-5. The first half of the game belonged completely to Wooster who scored 11 goals while the Yeowomen were held to only one. Although the score looked discouraging, the second half proved that the Yeomen are able to compete, as Wooster only outscored them 5-4.
The Yeowomen were very pumped going into the game, and it showed as first-year Kaitlin Barrer scored the first goal for Oberlin, coming a little over three minutes into the first period.
By this time, however, Wooster had already scored twice and did not look back. Barrer’s goal was the only goal scored by the Yeowomen in the first half while Wooster’s junior attacker Megan Sward had three goals herself in the first half.
The second period looked to be turning out the same, as Wooster scored the first two goals of the second period, both coming within the first 10 minutes. About halfway through, the Yeowomen seemed to clamp down, scoring four times in the last 19 minutes while holding Wooster to only three goals.
For the Yeowomen, Barrer lead the way with two goals. Also scoring were juniors Meg Reitz and Christine Castilla and senior April Gentile-Miserandino with a goal apiece. All five of the Yeowomen’s goals were unassisted. Reitz propelled a well-placed shot into the corner, well out of goalie Nick Hunt’s reach. Castilla, who spent most of the season on the defensive end, proved she can do it all, faking high, then sneaking the ball in low. Gentile-Miserandino scored the final goal of the game for the Yeowomen on a free position shot.
Wooster’s offense proved too much to handle for the Yeowomen as junior Helena Iaquinta had four goals, fellow junior Megan Sward and senior Erica Frazier-Young each had three and seniors Allison Mione and Mary Risely each had two.
The Yeo-laxers were only able to find the back of the net five times but the performance represents an improvement over previous games. With Wooster all-conference goalie Hunt in the cage, the five goals were an accomplishment. “We had a lot of energy, we played hard, we just didn’t put enough goals in,” commented Castilla.
The Yeowomen ended their season 2-12 with a 0-6 conference record. This last
game however, wasn’t seen so much as a negative, as the second half showed
what the Yeowomen team was actually capable of. Hopefully over time, chemistry
will build and the team will be able to maintain consistently strong performance
for full 60-minute games.