Lacrosse loses to Notre Dame of Maryland

On Monday, the Waynesburg University’s women’s lacrosse team lost 20-6 to Notre Dame of Maryland.

The Gators scored first within the first minute of the game but lost the lead following a game-tying goal from Waynesburg’s Waverly Lorne. The Gators took a 2-1 lead, which advanced to a 6-1 Notre Dame lead after 15 minutes of play. 

Lorne scored her second of the game, but Notre Dame took an 11-2 lead into halftime following five more goals from them. 

Lorne had two more goals in the third quarter, giving her four on the night, as Rylie Alexander added two goals of her own. 

Lorne currently leads the team with 17 goals and 39 caused turnovers and has given credit for her success to her passion for the game. 

“I think my success this season comes from just being aggressive,” Lorne said. “Any sport I play I want to perform at my best and support my teammates on the field, being aggressive, taking risks, going for checks, and so on helps me and the team to be successful.”

Diana Gurecka made a dozen saves in her first full game of this season, which was only one of the changes the team has been dealing with this season. 

“People have swapped positions because we are low on numbers, improved on the basics, and stay positive regardless of the score,” Lorne said. 

Head coach Stephanie London says the team’s attitude is the reason why the team is staying positive. 

“The team’s attitude on the field after such an ugly game Friday (a 22-0 loss to Wells College) was positive and they continue to stay positive even when playing with injuries and losing games,” London said. “It is really pushing them to improve.”

The team was the most efficient on clears this game, going 10-13 and making this the most efficient all season. 

The lacrosse team falls to a 1-7 overall record on the year, and travels to Thiel on Wednesday for a 6 p.m. to open PAC play for the season.