via JU press release/website, by Margaux Munick
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – Jacksonville Women’s Lacrosse beat No. 15 Stanford University 12-10 on Monday. It was the first program win for first year Head Coach Tara Singleton and another win over a ranked program for the Dolphins.
GOALS – Sarah Elms (4)
GROUNDBALLS – Hailey Blachly (3)
ASSISTS – Grace Hobson (1)
HOW IT HAPPENED
Stanford came out in the first quarter to score four goals and earned themselves a two-goal lead. Jacksonville’s Sarah Elms answered twice to finish off the first quarter with Stanford ahead 4-2.
Sarah Elms was on fire in the second half and scored two goals back-to-back for the Dolphins, allowing them to tie up the game at 4-4. The Jacksonville defense came out hungry in the second quarter and managed to cause multiple turnovers, in favor of Jacksonville. Hailey Blachly and Caroline Peterson were a force to be reckoned with on the defensive end for the Dolphins. Brianna Samuels ripped three shots into the net; her first goal was at 6:56 off a free position, followed by another at 2:02. Her final goal to complete the hat trick came with 35 seconds to go in the half with Shannon Cotter picking up the assist. Stanford scored once with 21 seconds left to the Dolphins are now up 7-5.
Hudson Gentile kicked off the third quarter for the Dolphins with a goal at 10:10. Lauren Ellis scored shortly after at 7:46 with an assist from Sarah Elms to increase the Dolphins lead over Stanford 9-5. Jacksonville was able to hold off Stanford for the first part of the quarter. Stanford scored twice to end the third quarter 9-7 Jacksonville.
The Cardinals had the first goal of the fourth quarter at 12:06; making the score 9-8 Jacksonville. Lauren Craft hit the net for the Dolphins with a shot at 8:57, followed by Molly Brock, who got a shot off a free position at 7:45; giving the Dolphins a 12-8 lead. Stanford answered back with back-to-back goals, making the game 12-10 Dolphins. The game’s final score was 12-10 Jacksonville University, earning themselves their first win of the season.
“Today’s game was a well deserved team win” said Head Coach Tara Singleton. ” I am so proud of this group! Their fight, support and love for each other was what earned us an exciting win over a quality opponent.”
Sarah Elms and Brianna Samuels both scored four goals each.
Addy Tysdal logged 12 saves and added three groundballs.
The Dolphins continue their home play with a face-off against Arizona State Friday, March 3, at 4 p.m.