GEORGETOWN, Texas – The Southwestern University Pirates women's lacrosse team suffered a close game loss to the UW-River Falls Falcons by a score of 18-16 this Thursday evening.
At the start of the game, the Pirates seemed to have the advantage and sure win over the Falcons. Within the first eight minutes of the match, The Pirates were up four with the Falcons scoreless. Soon UW-River Falls was able to sink a few goals in the net to get themselves back in the game, but the Pirates still kept a steady lead with Jillie Klumbach and Grace Maynard scoring two goals in the first half and Hayley Donnelly with three assists.
Mckenna Zinke also had a great first half by saving six of the 22 shots taken on the Pirate goal.
With the Pirates ahead in the first half 9-7, the Falcons came out in the second half aggressive towards the Pirates goal and scored two goals to tie the score 9-9. For the next couple of plays, the Pirates would score a goal to get the lead but the Falcons would answer back with a goal to even out the score. The Falcons gained the first lead in the game after scoring three goals in a row to make the game 13-12.