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PBA Sailfish Clip Eagles at Home on Senior Night

Written by Lee Roggenburg on . Posted in , , , .

via PBA press release, by Brad Seitz, Assistant Director of Athletic Communications


WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. – The Palm Beach Atlantic women’s lacrosse team hosted the Ashland Eagles tonight at the Rinker Athletic Campus. The Sailfish came out on top of a defensive battle 8-5 on the same night PBA honored their senior class. The win takes PBA’s record to 2-1 on the season.

PBA fell behind early on as they were shut out in the opening 15 minutes of play. Asland outshot the ‘Fish 7-4 in the quarter and took a 2-0 lead. Prior to the game, the Sailfish honored five seniors, Kelly LyonsMadeline BassoffKatie CarasJillian Kolakowski, and Jia Wang who all were named starters for the game tonight.

The Sailfish battled their way back into the game as they went on a scoring run to close out the half. Katie Karlsen broke the ice for the ‘Fish to get the scoring going at the 8:27 mark and after one more Eagles goal, PBA scored the next three goals. Ella Howlin scored unassisted, Karlsen found Addyson Johnson for a man-up goal, and Megan Jackson scored from a free position attempt with just second remaining to put the Sailfish up 4-3 at the half.

The two sides traded goals in the third as Julia Gibson found the back of the net for the third time this year for PBA. Ashland was controlling the center circle as they won 13-of-17 draw controls but the Sailfish were able to play solid defensively. Goalie Courtney Rausch flashed back to her form from her stellar freshman season and made seven saves on the night while allowing just five goals.

In a tight game, the Sailfish pulled away in the final quarter outscoring the Eagles 3-1. Johnson scored two more goals to complete her hat trick and Olivia Larges found the net and continued to lead the team in scoring with six goals on the year. PBA fought back from a slow opening quarter to control play throughout the rest of the game and outshoot Ashland 25-18.

Johnson led the way with her team-high three goals while defensively, Katie Caras picked up four ground balls on the night and ten different Sailfish caused one turnover. Rausch earns her second win of the season to move her record to 2-1.

The Sailfish schedule is packed in the coming days as PBA will host Quincy and Slippery Rock on back-to-back days this coming Monday and Tuesday.