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4thQ Rally Lifts #1 Indiana Tech to the 9-8 Win over Keiser Women; Esher 3G, Wroe 15 Saves

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West Broward alum Milena Isturiz 1G/1A, Calvary Christian Clearwater alum Margaret Wroe 15 Saves

via Keiser press release/website


No. 4 Women’s Lacrosse Falls in Final Seconds to No. 1 Lawrence Tech, 9-8

Game Information
Score: No. 4 Keiser 8, No. 1 Lawrence Tech 9
Records: No. 4 Keiser (1-3), No. 1 Lawrence Tech (2-0)
Location: Multi-Purpose Field, West Palm Beach, Fla.

No. 4 women’s lacrosse went toe-to-toe with the defending national champions on Monday afternoon, giving up a late goal to No. 1 Lawrence Tech, falling 9-8.

First Quarter
Keiser 3, Lawrence Tech 3

  • Lawrence was on the board first from a free-position shot at the 12:19 mark to take the early lead.
  • Three minutes later, Abbey Cannon found Hayley Frew cutting in front of goal, who slotted the opener for Keiser to tie the game.
  • Sydney Robinson took back the lead for the Blue Devils a minute later.
  • With 6:41 showing, MacKenzie Gibaud found a wide open Milena Isturiz in front of net, who buried the shot to the bottom netting to tie the game.
  • Following a big save from Margaret Wroe, Cannon drew a free position attempt on the other end, converting the chance with a shot between the legs of the keeper to make it 3-2.
  • In the waning seconds of the first, Robinson scored a bouncing shot to tie the game going into the second quarter.

Second Quarter
Keiser 5, Lawrence Tech 4

  • With just under nine minutes left in the half, Isturiz found a cutting Samantha Esher who scored her first goal of the season to put Keiser back in front, 4-3.
  • The Blue Devils evened the game with 1:55 on the clock on a free position shot from Alaina Smythe.
  • Keiser worked downfield with less than 30 seconds to go as Krystal Beebe found Carly Chretien in front of the net, who fired a shot over the left shoulder of the goalie as Keiser went ahead 5-4 going into the break.
Third Quarter

Keiser 8, Lawrence Tech 6

  • Lawrence Tech would tie the game and then take the lead with the first two goals of the second half.
  • Esher would respond with her second of the day off an assist from Cannon to tie the game at 6-6 with 8:21 on the clock.
  • Cannon would continue to dish out assists, finding Peyton Tomlinson with 6:19 left as Keiser took back the lead.
  • Esher completed her hat trick with three minutes left in the third with a smooth spin move to beat her defender before going low for the finish to put KU ahead 8-6.
Fourth Quarter

Lawrence Tech 9, Keiser 8

  • The goalie show was on full effect with Wroe saving 10 shots going into the fourth and LTU’s Annabelle Acluche making nine.
  • Lawrence Tech would find a way to beat Wroe early in the fourth as Robinson finished her hat trick with 11:52 on the clock.
  • After eight minutes of scoreless lacrosse, Smythe scored her fourth goal of the game falling to the ground and tying the score at 8-8.
  • With under 90 seconds on the clock, Robinson drew in the defense and found Mari Pellman, who scored the go-ahead goal for Lawrence Tech.
  • The game would end in a bit of confusion after a foul with 15 seconds on the clock seemingly stopped play, but the referees ruled that the clock was rightfully continued and wound to zero.

Game Notes

  • Keiser’s record drops to 1-3 on the season.
  • The Seahawks are now 2-4 all-time against Lawrence Tech and 1-3 at home in the series.
  • In her first game back with extended minutes, Esher led the Seahawks with three goals.
  • Cannon continues to lead the team in assists with three on the day and a team-best eight on the season.
  • Emily McCall grabbed five groundballs in the game to lead all players.
  • Isturiz led the team in draw controls on the day with three.
  • There was a three-way tie for the lead in caused turnovers between Esher, Maya Francisco, and Sydney Parker.
  • Wroe came up huge in net all game, recording 15 saves in the contest, one shy of her personal best.
  • After her first save, she now has over 200 career saves.

Team Leaders
No. 4 Keiser
Points: Cannon (4)
Goals: Esher (3)
Assists: Cannon (3)
Draw Controls: Isturiz (3)
Ground Balls: McCall (5)
Caused Turnovers: Esher/Francisco/Parker (2)
Saves: Wroe (15)

No. 1 Lawrence Tech
Points: Robinson (5)
Goals: Smythe (4)
Assists: Robinson (2)
Draw Controls: Robinson (6)
Ground Balls: Robinson (4)
Caused Turnovers: Wright (4)
Saves: Acluche (12)

Up Next

Keiser will continue their home stretch on Thursday, March 7, against Siena Heights. The opening draw control is set for 2:00 p.m. from the Multi-Purpose Field in West Palm Beach, Fla.

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