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#11 ERAU Women Ride Gavin’s 7G to the 16-13 win over SNHU; East Lake’s Reich Chips in 4G

via ERAU press release/website


Gavin Propels Eagles Past SNHU, 16-13

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – The 11th-ranked Embry-Riddle women’s lacrosse team notched its second home win of the season on Wednesday, downing Southern New Hampshire (RV) 16-13 at the ERAU Lacrosse Field. The win improved the Eagles’ overall record to 6-1, while the Penmen fall to 1-2 on the year.
Caitlin Gavin had a career day for the Blue and Gold. The freshman scored seven goals, which was one goal short of matching ERAU’s single-game record (8). Samantha Reich added four goals while Emma Telatovich match Gavin’s three caused turnovers.
In the third start of her career, freshman goalie Ella-Rae Cox had a strong performance for the Blue and Gold in the cage with a career-best 14 saves.
The Penmen got on the board first, scoring the first two goals of the game to go up 2-0 in the first five minutes. After Eliana Enners netted the first goal for the Eagles, SNHU reclaimed the two-goal advantage with 8:42 left in the quarter. The Penmen won the next draw, but a big save by Cox gave the ball back to the Eagles who scored four unanswered to end the quarter up 5-3.
The Eagles carried their first-quarter momentum into the second as two goals by Alexa Zeruto and another by Callison Foreman extended the Eagle lead to 8-3. The Penmen went on a three-goal run of their own to cut the ERAU lead to two (8-6). The next five minutes featured lots of defense on both sides, but nothing in the way of offense. Gavin ended the scoring drought at the 3:04 mark and the Penmen matched that with another score to make it 9-6 Eagles at the half.
SNHU scored two of the first three goals in the third to close the gap to one goal, but then Gavin took over, scoring four of her seven goals in the quarter to widen the gap to five (14-9).
The Penmen put together another run in a six-run fourth and outscored the Eagles 4-2 in the last 15 minutes of play. A Katelyn Hadden goal pulled the Penmen within two (15-13) with 7:01 left to play. The deficit didn’t get any smaller for the Penmen as Reich’s goal with 6:18 left to play stood as the last score of the game, giving the Eagles the win.
The Eagles are back in action at 1 p.m. on Saturday, hosting Westminster at the ERAU Lacrosse Field.