By Nina Zimmerman
Despite an early lead, the Ladies had their three-game win streak snapped with a close 13-15 loss to Wittenberg University on Tuesday, April 2 in Springfield, Ohio. The team’s record now stands at 4-2 overall and 1-1 in the conference.
In their previous three outings, the Ladies outscored their opponents 49-22, going undefeated since spring break. On Tuesday, the Tigers got on the board first, scoring two goals within the first five minutes of play.
The Ladies responded quickly with three goals of their own, two from Amy Morgan ’14 and an unassisted shot from Alex Bair ’14.
The two teams fought back and forth in scoring for the remainder of the half, and the Ladies had an 8-6 edge when the buzzer rang.
But Wittenberg started the second half with four straight goals and despite goals by Emily Nichols ’13, Leah Sack ’13 and Ansen Burr ’16, the Ladies could not regain the lead.
Nichols led the team in scoring in the game, netting four goals. She leads the Ladies in goals scored overall this season with 24. Sack also contributed two goals and four assists.
“I think we worked really hard in a very close game,” Marissa Henderson ’13, a team captain, said. “We were winning at the half and I really think it was a game we could have won and it was very close. And we’ll definitely see them again in the [conference] tournament.”
The Ladies are scheduled to play two home games this weekend, first against conference opponent Ohio Wesleyan University on Saturday, April 6 at 1:00 p.m., and then against non-conference North Central College at 11:00 a.m. Kenyon and Ohio Wesleyan have identical conference records, though the Ladies have won more games overall. Henderson said she thinks the Ladies’ chances this season are good.
“We’re really excited and I think we have a really great team this year,” she said. “I think we can definitely go very far.”
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