Calvin Women's Lacrosse Scoots by Scots For Conference Win

Calvin Women's Lacrosse Scoots by Scots For Conference Win
ALMA, Mich. - The Calvin women's lacrosse team shook off frigid and blustery conditions to claim a 16-3 conference victory at Alma College Tuesday evening.

The Knights are now 4-5 overall and 2-0 in MIAA action heading into an important conference showdown against Albion Saturday at Zuidema Field.

Calvin scored the first three goals of Saturday's contest as junior Lauryn Slachter (Grand Rapids, Mich./Grand Rapids Christian HS), senior Amanda Davio (Okemos, Mich./Okemos HS) and junior Kelly Pepper (Wycoff, NJ/Indian Hills HS) scored in the first three-and-a-half minutes of the game for the Knights.

Alma's Brianna Soriano scored to make it 3-1 but Pepper followed with a tally to give the Knights a 4-1 lead. Alma's Olivia Benoit scored with 21:30 to cut the deficit in half.

The score remained the same over the next 11:41 of play before the Knights broke loose for four goals over the final 8:49 of the halfto take an 8-2 lead. Pepper closed out the half with a goal with just 16 seconds remaining to give Calvin an extra boost of energy.

Energized, Calvin scored four goals in the opening six minutes of the second half to create a running clock and the Knights were never threatened the rest of the way.

Davio and Pepper scored four goals apiece to lead the Calvin scoring attack while Slachter and junior Emma Tilma (Grand Rapids, Mich./Grand Rapids Christian HS) both had two goals and two assists. Junior Genevieve Schneemann (Farmington, Mich./Farmington HS) had a career-high three goals on just five shots.

Senior Emma Hall (Harare, Zimbabwe/Chisipite Senior School) also had a goal for the Knights.

Calvin outshot Alma 39-17. The Knights were also successful on 11 of 12 clear attempts. 

Sophomore Ellis Chalfant (St. Louis, Mo./Mary Institute and Country Day School) had four saves in 40 minutes of action while freshman Meghan Economou (Hartland, Mich./Hartland HS) came on for the final 20 minutes to record two saves.

Calvin scooped up 27 ground balls led by sophomore Sarah Hall (Harare, Zimbabwe, Chisipite Senior School) with four ground balls.

Sophomore Emma Verrett (Beaver, Pa./Beaver County Christian HS) had three ground balls while also causing three Alma turnovers.

Slachter amassed a match-high five draw controls.

Saturday's game against Albion is scheduled to begin at 1 p.m.