Women’s Lacrosse Scores Season High 20 Goals 



Junior Kaity Petersheim attacks the net as two defenders attempt to stop her. She has found the back of the net 25 times this season.

Nathaniel Winebarger, Staff Writer

Bridgewater, Va.- The Eagles beat EMU by 17 goals on Tuesday, March 28 in non-conference action after the game was scheduled to fill a cancellation. The Royals stepped in on short notice to ensure the Eagles got a game in.

The offense showed up on Tuesday afternoon, scoring 20 goals on 41 shots. Of the 20 goals, ten of them were assists. Twelve different Eagles scored a goal as well.  

Junior Aunnie Hacker got the scoring going just 15 seconds into the contest. Junior Ashley Venit quickly got Hacker the ball off the draw to put the Eagles up 1-0. Hacker also added three assists on the night to lend to her team-leading season total.

Junior Lauren Roberts and senior Annika Benson also got into the action while sophomore Grace Pietro added a goal to put BC up 4-0. Roberts had three goals Tuesday evening, giving her 35 goals on the season along with 10 assists.  

“We were able to find opportunities on offense to work together and focus on things that we needed to fix,” said Venit. “The defense looked good too, and it was just a well-played game.”  

Sophomore Rachael Robinson gave up just three goals and had five saves. Venit scored to put the Eagles up 6-0 on EMU. Bridgewater jumped out to an 8-0 lead before the Royals would get on the board late in the first quarter.  

Bridgewater was able to put up three more goals in the second quarter as EMU added another goal. Senior Maddie Magill, sophomore Faith Bartos and Benson all tallied goals in the quarter. 

At the half, the Eagles were up 12-2.  

Just a minute into the second half, junior Delaney Kerns opened up with a goal of her own. It was not long after that the Eagles ripped off eight unanswered goals to start the second half.  

“I just think our offense was playing with confidence and our defense stepped up too,” said junior Kaity Petersheim. “Hopefully we can keep this momentum moving forward, especially into conference play.”  

The Eagles now have five different players with at least 10 goals this season and two with at least 10 assists.  

Sophomore Caris Cianelli was able to add two goals in the second half while first-year Kaitlyn Clark added her second goal of the night.  

Magill, Hacker, Roberts and Petersheim all added another goal in the half as well. Seven different Eagles had two or more goals Tuesday evening.  

EMU scored the final goal of the game, but it was all Bridgewater at home in a crosstown rivalry.  

The Eagles return to action after a weekend off on April 5 at 3:30 p.m. when they host Virginia Wesleyan.