LISLE, Ill. – Cornell took on Benedictine University Saturday afternoon, falling to the Eagles 18-5 in Midwest Women's Lacrosse Conference play.
The Eagles (3-2 overall, 1-0 MWLC) struck first, netting two goals before Sydney Cooper (JR/Morton, Ill.) got the Rams (2-5 overall, 1-2 MWLC) on the board with a goal of her own.
Cooper went on to connect with Emily Whitfield (JR/Eugene, Ore.) making the match 4-2. Caitlyn St. Marie (JR/Minooka, Ill.) rounded out the Rams scoring in the first half, notching a goal with 1:47 remaining. The Eagles held the advantage at intermission 9-3.
Cornell put the pressure on the Eagles early in the second half, with Whitfield and Cooper finding pay dirt shortening the lead to five.
Benedictine scored the games next eight goals, putting the match out of reach. The Eagles were led offensively by Becca Gullett's seven goals.
Nalani Amsden (SO/Ripon, Wis.) led the Rams with three ground balls, while Barbie Becker (FR/Auburn, Wash.) and Cooper contributed two. Cooper also recorded a game-high seven draw controls. On the day, Cornell forced seven turnovers and completed 9-of-18 clear attempts.
Hollie Force (SO/Washington, Mo.) (2-4) finished the game in Ram net, making 11 saves over 60 minutes.
Coming up – The Rams travel to Aurora, Ill., on Sunday for a MWLC match against Aurora Univesrity (2-3 overall, 1-0 MWLC) at 1 p.m.
|Cornell College (2-5 (1-2 MWLC))||3||2||5|
|Benedictine (IL) (3-2 (1-0 MWLC))||9||9||18|
|Period - Time||Team||Player||Assist|
|1 - 27:30||Benedictine (IL)||Horan, Madison||-|
|1 - 26:37||Benedictine (IL)||Moreno, Jasmine||-|
|1 - 20:17||Cornell College||Cooper, Sydney||-|
|1 - 17:35||Benedictine (IL)||Gullett, Becca||-|
|1 - 16:48||Benedictine (IL)||Orr, Lexie||-|
|1 - 15:38||Cornell College||Whitfield, Emily||Cooper, Sydney|
|1 - 15:05||Benedictine (IL)||Horan, Madison||-|
|1 - 11:35||Benedictine (IL)||Gullett, Becca||Orr, Lexie|
|1 - 06:51||Benedictine (IL)||Orr, Lexie||Gullett, Becca|
|1 - 05:09||Benedictine (IL)||Orr, Lexie||Horan, Madison|
|1 - 01:47||Cornell College||St. Marie, Caitlyn||-|
|1 - 01:38||Benedictine (IL)||Gullett, Becca||-|
|2 - 28:16||Benedictine (IL)||Redfern, Emma||McCue, Ries|
|2 - 25:02||Cornell College||Cooper, Sydney||Whitfield, Emily|
|2 - 22:07||Cornell College||Whitfield, Emily||St. Marie, Caitlyn|
|2 - 21:26||Benedictine (IL)||Moreno, Jasmine||-|
|2 - 17:22||Benedictine (IL)||Gullett, Becca||-|
|2 - 17:03||Benedictine (IL)||Gullett, Becca||-|
|2 - 16:45||Benedictine (IL)||Gullett, Becca||-|
|2 - 14:22||Benedictine (IL)||Horan, Madison||-|
|2 - 11:18||Benedictine (IL)||Gullett, Becca||Horan, Madison|
|2 - 08:11||Benedictine (IL)||Andrew, Jackie||Gullett, Becca|
|2 - 01:28||Benedictine (IL)||Moreno, Jasmine||-|
|Cornell College||Indv. Leaders||Benedictine (IL)|
|2 Players (#9,#16) - 2||Goals||#6 Gullett, Becca - 7|
|3 Players - 1||Assists||2 Players (#6,#18) - 2|
|2 Players (#16,#23) - 7||Shots||#6 Gullett, Becca - 10|
|#20 Force, Hollie - 11||Saves||#19 Smith, Hannah - 12|
|Cornell College||Team Statistics||Benedictine (IL)|
|20 (17)||Shots (on goal)||36 (29)|
|Face Offs Won|