by Rebecca Dann
The Kenyon women’s lacrosse team put up a solid effort against Denison University this past Tuesday but still lost 9-14. The Ladies began the first half strong and appeared to be evenly matched with their opponents, as the score was tied 5-5 at the end of the 30-minute period. Denison scored the first goal of the game just a minute and a half after the start of play. Five minutes later, Kenyon tied the score 1-1 with a goal from Jane Symmes ’16. This trend would continue for the majority of the first half in which Denison scored, gaining a one-point lead, but Symmes quickly retaliated and scored to bring the Ladies back into the running.
With seven minutes left in the first half, the score was tied 3-3. Symmes managed to get one past Denison’s goalie before they scored again, bringing the Ladies into the lead for the first time all game. The Big Red retaliated quickly and scored their fourth goal of the game just 30 seconds later, tying the score again 4-4. Symmes scored her fifth goal of the first half, again bringing Kenyon in the lead, but Denison scored again just 30 seconds later to catch up.
During the second half, Denison scored five goals during the first 15 minutes, while the Ladies were unable to put any into the net. This allowed Denison to gain a five-point lead and from then on, they continued to dominate the field. Symmes, Kat Englert ’18, Allie McLane ’17 and Caroline Shipman ’15 all contributed goals in the second half, but these four were not enough to catch Denison. The Big Red scored another four goals in the remainder of the second half, scoring a total of nine goals during the 30-minute period and bringing the final score to 9-14.
The Ladies next travel to Greencastle, Ind. this coming Saturday to play DePauw University. These next few conference games are crucial as they will determine if the Ladies qualify for the conference tournament.