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Women’s Lacrosse Drops Season Opener to Frostburg State, 18-11

Women’s Lacrosse Drops Season Opener to Frostburg State, 18-11

BRIDGEWATER, Va. – Junior Taylor Chamberlain scored four goals and dished out three assists, but the Bridgewater Eagles women's lacrosse team couldn't overcome a slow first-half start in an 18-11 loss to Frostburg State in the 2013 season opener.

The Bobcats opened up the game with a 4-0 lead in the first 10 minutes of play.

Chamberlain broke the drought for the Eagles, scoring her first goal with 17 minutes remaining in the first half off of a Carli Bafford pass.

Frostburg responded with a Malory Brunett goal before junior Katie Freeman scored from a Chamberlain pass to cut the lead to 5-2 with 14 minutes and some change left to play.

Another Bobcat goal was followed up by a shot that freshman Caroline Fletcher snuck past the keeper off of a Jordyn Hutchins pass with 13:28 left on the clock.

Freeman had her second and final goal of the game, making the score 6-4 with 10 minutes remaining in the half.

Frostburg scored two more goals in the first frame until Hutchins put one in the back of the net in the final seconds of the half. She was assisted by Bafford.

Both teams were relatively even in shots in the first half, with Frostburg State owning a 13-12 advantage.

Coming out of the break, the Eagles attempted to cut Frostburg's lead in the early minutes. A Paige Hennessy shot from a Chamberlain pass found the back of the net, while Chamberlain scored on a free position shot all in the first three minutes of the final frame.

The Bobcats scored two goals in a matter of forty seconds before Chamberlain snuck an unassisted goal past the keeper to cut the Frostburg lead to 10-8 with 24:05 on the clock.

Bafford fired a free position shot with 23 minutes remaining in the final half of the game to bring the Frostburg lead down to one goal, 10-9.

Frostburg went on a 5-0 run until Hennessy cut off the streak with a free position goal in a man-up opportunity with 11:29 left in the game.

Bridgewater couldn't hold off three more Frostburg goals before Chamberlain fired her final goal of the game off of a Freeman pass with two minutes remaining, but the Eagles couldn't hold off the Bobcats as they fell 18-11 at their season home opener.

Chamberlain's four goals and three assists paced the way for Bridgewater. Jesse Colligan picked up four ground balls and Bafford won six draw controls to lead the Eagles.

Frostburg State was paced offensively by a five-goal game from Katelyn Kesecker. Goalkeeper Karoline Miller for the Bobcats earned the win and tallied four saves on the afternoon.

Both teams were pretty even in shots as Frostburg owned a 30-23 margin and also a 22-15 shots on goal margin.

Sophomore goalkeeper Laura Reynolds picked up the loss in the cage, notching four saves in the game.

Bridgewater is back in action on Wednesday at home when they play Ferrum for a non-conference match-up. Game time is set for 4 p.m.