Roanoke’s women’s lacrosse dominated Wednesday night in their conference game against Sweet Briar College. The Maroons won this away game 25-6, their highest scoring game of the year.
From the opening, it was all Roanoke. Nicole Zelnik scored the first goal of the game with an assist from Darragh Evarts in the first two minutes of the game. Allison Bonanno scored the next goal for the Maroons and assisted on the following goal by Morgan Conroy. Sweet Briar got their first goal of the evening at 23:40 but within thirty seconds, the Maroons returned with an unassisted goal. Roanoke led 4-1. Sweet Briar scored shortly after, but again a Maroon was there to answer with an unassisted goal by Meghan Gerrie nine seconds later. The Maroons scored four more points after that and were leading 9-2 with almost 18 minutes left in the half.
Sweet Briar showed a little life as they scored two back-to-back goals, but Allison Beames scored a goal for the Maroons shortly after Sweet Briar scored. Roanoke added four goals to the score in less than two minutes. At this point, the Maroons were leading by a margin of ten points, up 14-4. Sweet Briar got one more goal in the half at 8:06. The last two goals belonged to Roanoke, the first was an unassisted goal from Bonanno, and the other was from Beames with an assist from Evarts. Roanoke went into the half leading 16-5.
In the second half, the Maroons held Sweet Briar to only one point while they picked up nine. Evarts had the first score of the half at 28:38 with an assist by Beames. The next eight goals were all Roanoke. In the half, seven different Maroons scored. Evarts picked up two more unassisted goals in the second. Julia Galanto, Jordan Visser, Bonanno, Katerina DeSimone, Broghan McEnerney, and Catherine Pace all scored a goal for the Maroons on unassisted goals. The last goal of the game went to Sweet Briar at 3:14.
Roanoke had lost their home game on Saturday to Shenandoah, 12-7, but made up for it in this victory over Sweet Briar. The Maroons won the game 25-6, and their record advances to 7-7 overall, 4-3 in ODAC. The woman’s next game is a morning home game on Saturday against Randolph College at 11AM.