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Slow Start for JU Women Leads to 13-7 Loss to Cornell 13-7; Herman 2G/1A, Peed 2G

via JU press release/website, by Nieja Jordan

Dolphins Lose on the Road to Cornell in Maryland


TOWSON, Md. – The Jacksonville women’s lacrosse team (3-9, 1-0) faced a challenging matchup against Cornell University (7-3, 2-1) on Saturday afternoon at Tiger Field. The Ivy League contenders secured a 13-7 victory after taking the early lead.


GOALS: Jenna Peed (2), Maddie Herman (2) 

GROUND BALLS: Brynn Hofman (3), Kaila Stasulli (2), Maggie Foster (2) 

DRAW CONTROLS: Abby Moran (5), Kaila Stasulli (3), Maggie Cuddy (2) 

Despite causing 10 turnovers, dominating the draw control battle, and making more saves, the Dolphins found themselves outshot 31-19, resulting in a firm win for Cornell. The first quarter began slowly for the Dolphins, with Cornell securing four unanswered goals before JU managed to score at 2:10 remaining in the period. Maddy Orefice and Olivia Johnson connected to put the Dolphins on the scoreboard, trailing 4-1 against the Big Red Bears. 

The second quarter saw JU gaining momentum as they sparked the scoring with an unassisted goal by senior midfielder Jenna Peed. However, Cornell added three more goals before halftime, leading 7-2. 

In the second half, the Dolphins displayed better offensive performance, adding two more goals to their tally through Hudson Gentile and Maddie Herman. Nonetheless, Cornell matched and outscored the Dolphins by one point in the quarter, entering the fourth quarter with a 10-4 lead. 

The final quarter saw JU making a last-ditch effort, scoring three goals in the last 11 minutes courtesy of Brianna SamuelsJenna Peed, and Maddie Herman, narrowing the gap to 12-7. However, Cornell managed to score one last point before the final horn, securing the victory. 


Next, the Dolphins will return to The Rock to face Kennesaw State on Thursday, April 4, with the game scheduled to commence at 3 PM.