Blue Knight Women's Lacrosse
Walters Highlights Lacrosse's All-MEC Selections
The Mountain East Conference today announced its inaugural women's lacrosse all-conference teams and award winners. Wheeling Jesuit's Jessie Tufnel is the league's Offensive Player of the Year, Shepherd's Alyx Albano is the Defensive Player of the Year, Kimberly Lubic is the Freshman of the Year, and UVa-Wise's Megan Dennehy is the Coach of the Year.
Urbana landed four players on the all-conference squads, highlighted by senior Hannah Walters' First Team All-MEC nod. Walters started all 54 games of her Blue Knight career in the midfield, a program record. This spring, she finished second on the squad in goals (25), draw controls (33) and shots (60). She was third in assists (8). The midfielder also led the Blue Knights in points (33) and ends her career as the all-time program leader in assists (22), draw controls (143) and free position goals (27). Read More
Lacrosse Drops Regular Season Finale at ShepherdApr. 19th, 2015
The Urbana University women's lacrosse team fell 21-3 at MEC frontrunner Shepherd University on Sunday afternoon. The loss came in Urbana's regular season finale. Next, the Blue Knights will wait to see if they come out on top of a three-team tiebreaker for the fourth and final position in the MEC post-season tournament.
After 16 minutes of play, the Blue Knights were going toe-to-toe with the Rams. Jessica McHenry's goal pulled the Blue Knights within one at 4-3 before the Rams ended the half on a 7-0 run. Shepherd didn't allow another goal for the rest of the afternoon, outscoring Urbana 10-0 over the final 30-minute half. Read More
Cavs Comeback to Defeat UU 11-10Apr. 15th, 2015
The Walsh University women's lacrosse team erased an early 5-0 deficit and scored the last 3 goals of the game on their way to an 11-10 win at Urbana University on Wednesday afternoon. The loss is Urbana's fourth by a single goal this season.
Urbana freshman Katie Barnhart scored with 8:42 on the clock in the first half to put her squad ahead 5-0, but the Cavaliers came storming back, scoring 5 goals of their own in the final 8 minutes of the first half to send the game into halftime tied 5-5. The final goal of the half came as time expired.
The Blue Knights bounced back in the second half, taking a 10-8 lead with under 8 minutes to play on senior Hannah Walters' team-leading 5th goal of the game. Like they did in the first half, Walsh rallied in the final minutes. The visitors two quick goals in a span of 43 seconds to re-tie the game at 10-10. Walsh won possession with a few minutes left and stalled for a late quality shot. Sarah McCormick scored the game-winner with 50 seconds remaining. Urbana had two shot attempts in the final 30 seconds, but both were off the mark as Walsh completed the comeback. Read More
Lacrosse Edged 12-11 in OT at UrsulineApr. 14th, 2015
For the fourth time this season, the Urbana University women’s lacrosse team was locked in a tight battle that came down to the final goal, and for the third time in those contests, the Blue Knights came up a goal short. On the road at Ursuline College on Tuesday evening, Urbana fell 12-11 in overtime.
In overtime, Ursuline scored in the first minute of the extra frame to take an 11-10 lead. UU freshman Katie Barnhart answered with her career-high sixth goal of the game to re-tie the game at 11-11. The shorthanded goal came shortly after an Urbana yellow card. Still playing a man-down after the shorthanded goal, Urbana was unable to gain control after the ensuing draw control. The Arrows capitalized on Cydney Bartlett’s game-winner with 65 seconds remaining. Urbana won the final draw control but a pair of turnovers in the final 46 seconds doomed Urbana. Read More
Waqa Wins MEC Defensive Player of the WeekApr. 14th, 2015
Shepherd's Erin Phelan has been named the Mountain East Conference Offensive Player of the Week, while Urbana's Paige Waqa is the league's Defensive Player of the Week.
Waqa, a junior from Bethesda, Md., recorded 32 saves in three games last week, including 13 in a thrilling 10-9 win over UVa-Wise. She also held Calvin College without a goal in the final 30 minutes for the Blue Knights in a narrow loss. Waqa is ranked fourth in the country in saves per game this season with 11.89. Waqa is the first Blue Knight in program history to earn an MEC Player of the Week award. Read More