Women’s lacrosse falls in Landmark title game

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THE WOMEN’S lacrosse team is heading to the Landmark Conference championship game at Catholic University on Saturday. The Royals defeated Elizabethtown College, 18-10, on Wednesday.

KATHERINE MCVEAGH

STAFF WRITER

The University’s women’s lacrosse team fell to Catholic University 16-6 on Saturday.

The University’s women’s lacrosse team had a great regular season, going 10-5 overall, and 4-2 in conference play, allowing them to snag the second seed in the Landmark Conference playoffs. The Royals sharpshooters were on fire this year, as the team totaled 200 goals on the season. Senior captain Meghan Kerr led the team in goals, scoring 45 in the 15-game regular season, while sophomore Katie Rogers notched a team-high 28 assists.

Kerr, in her last season of collegiate lacrosse, has a lot of pride for her team.

“It’s hard to believe this is my final season. It hasn’t hit me yet that it’ll all be over in a few weeks but I’ve enjoyed every second of it. Our team has grown so much from beginning to end,” Kerr said. “Every single person has improved and we’ve really capitalized on each other’s strengths and weaknesses. Our team chemistry on and off the field has really been growing all season.”

Sophomore Christine Olert echoed the team’s successful growth, describing the season as a promising one.

“There is so much talent on this team and we are capable of so much,” Olert said.

Both Kerr and Olert noted the team’s 15-11 victory against conference competitor Elizabethtown College as their biggest accomplishment this year.

“We were down at halftime and got ourselves together and had a great second half and came out with a win. We proved to ourselves that we can come back from anything,” Kerr said.

Olert echoed Kerr’s thoughts, adding that they played with a lot of heart and executed the game plan.

The Royals were able to beat Elizabethtown College for a second time with a score of 18-10 in the semifinal round of conference playoffs on Wednesday.

The Royals looked to come out victorious again in the conference championship against Catholic University.

Olert noted that she and the other team members were also feeling the good vibes prior to the game.

“I feel very confident going into this playoff game. The team is pumped for playoffs. We have made great strides as a team and are playing good lacrosse heading into this game,” Olert said.

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