By CQ Alonzo
Bishop women’s lacrosse fell short to the Mount Union Raiders last week, but the team still hopes to have a competitive conference season.
After sophomore Patricia Ryan scored a goal in the opening minute, the Raiders were quick to get a goal of their own.
The Bishops were able to answer with goals by seniors Cate Bailey and Theresa Wolfgang, and junior Eliee Foley securing a 4-1 lead for the Bishops.
With 14:12 left in the first half, the Raiders scored starting a 9-0 run against the Bishops going into halftime with the score Bishops 4, Raiders 10.
Coming out of halftime, the Raiders came on strong, scoring twice before the Bishops were finally able to break the streak. Bailey scored with 16:51 left and again with 8:06 left giving her a hat trick in the game. In the end, the Bishops fell to the Raiders 6-15.
Despite the loss, the Bishops said they are looking at it as a learning experience and a way to get better.
“Overall our turnovers and shot placement have kept us from a couple extras wins on the season, said head coach Chelsea Huguenard. “I do believe that these minor issues are something we can figure out before our conference games start.”
The game against Mount Union was a non-conference game in preparation for the NCAC games, the part of the season that is most important and Huguenard hopes the team will play competitively.
“We have a great squad, and they have the ability to be successful this season,” Huguenard said.
While focusing on this season, the team also looks to the future.
Despite having very strong upperclassmen, the team also has a very strong sophomore class that has been making significant contributions to each game.
Additionally, Huguenard said she has been working on developing the freshman, expecting them to be game ready later this season.
With conference games against Transylvania and Kenyon on April 4 and April 6 respectively, the Bishops look to clean up on those issues and finish the season with a strong performance.