Blue Knight Women's Lacrosse
Lacrosse 0-2 in MEC Play after Loss at WVWC
The Urbana University women's lacrosse team fell a goal short in the program's inaugural Mountain East Conference contest on Friday night, but the Bobcats from West Virginia Wesleyan College didn't let the Blue Knights keep it close on Sunday afternoon in Buckhannon, West Virginia. Wesleyan delivered Urbana its second MEC loss of the weekend with a 22-5 decision.
Like they did on Friday, Urbana allowed 6 goals before the Blue Knights had an answer. At Notre Dame, Urbana rallied all the way back before falling 13-12. Hannah Walters and Taylor Andersen (pictured) began the Blue Knight comeback on Sunday with back-to-back goals. Over a 23-minute span that spread over both halves, Urbana equalled their opponents 5-5. Still down 6 with 27 minutes to play, Urbana stopped scoring and the Bobcats ran away with the win by ending the game on an 11-0 run. Read More
Lacrosse Edged 13-12 in MEC OpenerMar. 27th, 2015
Urbana University and Notre Dame College opened yet another chapter in their Mountain East Conference rivalry on Friday night. Playing as MEC foes in women’s lacrosse for the first time, the in-state opponents battled down to the wire before the Falcons pulled off a 13-12 thriller on their snowy home field.
With game time temperatures in the 20’s and snow flurries in the air, the home Falcons acclimated to the conditions quicker and raced out to a 6-0 lead. Urbana has fallen behind 6-0 in all five of their contests this spring, but the Blue Knights refused to fold against the Falcons. Freshman Taylor Henderson helped Urbana run off four straight goals, scoring three times while assisting on the fourth, to draw her squad within two before the half. Read More
Blue Knights Overwhelmed by DragonsMar. 24th, 2015
The Dragons from Tiffin University stormed Urbana University’s castle on Tuesday night and defeated the Blue Knights 20-1. Urbana has never defeated their former conference foe, who improved to 2-6 on the season. Urbana remains winless at 0-4.
The Dragons scored the game’s first 7 goals on a chilly, but sunny Tuesday evening at UU Stadium. Blue Knight freshman Katie Barnhart broke the Dragons’ streak of goals, but the visitor’s lead reached 12-1 by halftime. UU goalkeeper Paige Waqa finished with 13 saves and Hannah Walters won a team-high 3 draw controls. Read More
Storm Stymies UU LacrosseMar. 21st, 2015
The Urbana University women’s lacrosse team fell to 0-3 on the young season Saturday afternoon after falling 14-3 at Lake Erie College.
Just 16 hours after suffering a similar defeat in the home opener, Urbana fell behind 11-0 at the half to the Storm. The Blue Knights equaled Lake Erie’s score in the second half 3-3, but it was too little, too late to make a comeback.
Senior Hannah Walters scored twice to once again lead the Urbana offense. Freshman Taylor Henderson notched the third goal of the game for the Blue Knights. Paige Waqa stopped 11 shots in goal. Read More
#21 GVSU Ruins Lacrosse Home OpenerMar. 20th, 2015
Nationally ranked Grand Valley State University ran away with a 17-3 decision at Urbana University’s 2015 home opener on Friday night. The Lakers scored the game’s first 11 goals and never looked back.
Hannah Walters netted Urbana’s first goal, stopping the Lakers’ 11-0 run in the first half. Freshman Katie Barnhart also scored a goal. Walters later added a second goal. Defensively, the Blue Knights were led by Emily Brumley’s (pictured) 3 caused turnovers and 3 ground balls. Urbana only had one more turnover than the Lakers. Goalkeeper Paige Waqa made 3 saves in goal. Read More