By Emily Sierra Poertner
Women’s lacrosse returned to play with two games this week after forfeiting five games this season. The Maroons got trampled in their game on Monday against Middlebury College, the #4 Division III team in the nation. The last game the Maroons played was during spring break, and they clearly were not ready to face an opponent of Middlebury’s caliber. The Panthers only had one loss on the season and stormed the Maroons, winning 19-4.
Middlebury started off the scoring in the first minute of the game. They scored three times before the Maroons could even answer. Julia Galanto scored the first goal for Roanoke, bringing the score to 3-1. The Panthers scored six more goals back-to-back, advancing the score to 9-1. In a free position shot, Darragh Evarts scored the Maroons’ second goal. A minute later, Evarts assisted Claire Feeney for another goal. The Maroons still trailed drastically with a score of 9-3.
The Panthers then went on a 10-goal streak that Roanoke had no hope of recovering from. At the end of the second half, Evarts scored her second goal, and the last of the night on another free position shot, bringing the final score to 19-4.
On Wednesday, Roanoke turned around their bad luck. Playing Hollins, a team 0-5 this year, this was the game the Maroons needed in order to get back into the season. On the field, the girls had no trouble showing what they were capable of, shutting out Hollins 19-0.
In the first half, the Maroons were a powerhouse. Allison Beames scored the first goal twenty-two seconds into the game with an assist by Claire Feeney. Feeney went on to score two goals within the next minute, one assisted by Nicole Zelnik. Twenty seconds later, Zelnik notched a goal of her own. In the first two and a half minutes, the Maroons led 3-0. Roanoke didn’t stop there, Courtney McCartin, Evarts, Meredith Bigelow, Catherine Pace, and Mckenna Polak all scored goals in the second quarter. At the end of the period, the Maroons led 16-0.
In the second half, the Maroons pulled back a lot. They still kept Hollins scoreless but only scored three goals. In the second half, Evarts tallied another goal, and Broghan McEnerney and Madison Levine each scored as well goal.
In the match against Hollins the Maroons were led in scoring by Evarts who scored four goals along with four assists. Zelnik also had four goals with two assists. Feeney scored a pair of goals as well and picked up two assists in addition.
The Maroons improve to 1-2 on the season, not including the forfeits. Hollins falls to 0-6, 0-3 in ODAC.
Women’s lacrosse returns on Saturday against a tough St. Mary’s College, currently 6-2.