Bethany, W. Va – The Bethany College women's lacrosse team faced Muskingum in a non-conference tilt Saturday afternoon at Bison Stadium. The Bison picked up their first win in program history defeating the Muskies 17-11.
Bethany struck first with a goal from Cassidy Mailloux in the first thirty seconds of the game. Mia Colon put the green and white up 2-0, with 28:55 to go in the first half. Muskingum went on a scoring spree scoring four straight goals in six minutes. Bethany's Ayana Crawford and Dearra Harrison scored two goals to knot the ballgame at 4-4. Bethany and Muskingum exchanged goals going into halftime tied at 6-6.
The green and white jumped ahead 9-6. Dearra Harrison, Rikiah Wise and Mia Colon all hit the back of the net to put the Bison ahead. The Muskies attempted to cut the lead, 9-8, but the Bison stretched the lead 12-8. Lindsey Cornish scored twice and Dearra Harrison each gave Bethany points. It was smooth sailing for the Bison in the second half. Bethany scored five more goals to give them a 17-11 victory.
INSIDE THE BOX SCORE
• The Bison pick up their first win in program history
• Bethany caused nine turnovers and scooped up 14 groundballs
• The green and white won 17 draw controls
• The Bison had six different girls score goals. Each of the girls that scored had multiple goals
• Bethany had 33 shots with 28 shots on goal compared to the three shots they had last game
Head Coach Liz Blake:
"I couldn't be more proud of this group of young women, it's difficult to push whenever you have a small team, but these women show up day after day to work, to grow, and to build something to be proud of for years to come. I think when they show up on days like this theyre building determination and focus that will help for many years after graduation."
Bethany – 1-2
Muskingum – 0-6
Bethany returns to the field Tuesday March 19 against David & Elkins for a non-conference tilt. Face-off is set for 3 pm.