by Rebecca Dann
The women’s lacrosse team lost in overtime last Thursday to the College of Wooster 14-13. The Ladies began the game strong and were leading by three points, 9-6, by the end of the first half. Kenyon maintained their lead well into the second half until the last six minutes of the game when the Fighting Scots tied the score 13-13. Neither team was able to get past the opponent’s defense to claim the win, pushing the game into a three-minute overtime. The Ladies and the Fighting Scots were still both unable to score a goal, prompting a second overtime period. Just 30 seconds into the second overtime Wooster scored the winning goal, making the final score 14-13. Several Kenyon players still had impressive performances. Jane Symmes ’16 scored a total of five goals, Allie McLane scored three goals, and Kat Englert ’18 and Caroline Shipman ’18 scored two goals apiece.
“You know you never imagine yourself and your team in an overtime position, especially when you’re winning by three at halftime,” goalie Meredith Bentsen ’15 said. “But that’s the magic of this game and of sports. Things can change in a second, and sometimes when the buzzer goes off you’re on top and sometimes you just fall short.”
The Ladies then played Augustana College last Saturday and picked up their second loss of the week, 18-7. Englert still managed to score four goals against Augustana’s tough defense. After this week, Kenyon now has an overall record of 5-3 and a North Coast Athletic Conference (NCAC) record of 0-2. The team next plays Allegheny College this coming weekend on Mavec Field at 1 p.m.
“I really believe that we can pick ourselves up for Allegheny this Saturday,” Bentsen said.