RIT Downs Lady Laker Lax Squad

ROCHESTER, NY – The Oswego State women’s lacrosse team fell to the Rochester Institute of Technology 11-9 on the road Wednesday afternoon.

This marks the first loss of the season for the Lakers as the team falls to 1-1 on the season.

RIT moves to 1-0, winning its season opener.

It was a game of short runs for both teams, with Oswego’s final push falling just short.

The Tigers opened up the game with two quick goals in the first 6:12 of the game.

Oswego didn’t fall flat though, as Briana Kimble tallied the first goal for the Lakers the with 23:26 remaining in the first. Mackenzie Kjerstad and Erannan Shattuck followed that goal up, each scoring one and giving the Lakers its first lead of the game.

The Tigers reclaimed the lead though, scoring four goals to end the period with a 6-3 lead going into halftime.

Esther Gabriel opened up the second half scoring, tallying a goal off of a Kjerstad pass just 2:29 into the stanza. Shattuck and Kjerstad would then score back-to-back on free position shots to tie everything up at six with 23:39 remaining.

During the next eight minutes though, RIT would pull away again, scoring five to Oswego’s one.

Emily Lange netted two late in the game, but the final run was cut short as time expired and RIT finished on top 11-9.

Kimble finished with four points (two goals, two assists) to lead all Lakers. Shattuck and Kjerstad each ended the contest with two goals and one assist.

Oswego dominated in the draw control category, winning 17 of the 22 opportunities.

Leading the way was Lange who secured five, followed by Gabriel who earned three.

Shattuck picked up a team-high four groundballs for the Lakers while Gemma O’Kane and Kjerstad each ended with three.

Angelo Ponto played all 60 minutes between the pipes, picking up two saves on the day.

Women’s lacrosse will return to action at 4 p.m. on Saturday as it travels to Houghton to take on the Highlanders.