Dallas, Tx. - The Alma College women's lacrosse team earned its first win of the season on Friday (March 2), 18-5, over the University of Dallas.
Brianna Soriano (San Diego, Calif. / Serra) led all players with a career-high six goals on seven shots (six on goal). She also led in ground balls (five), draw controls (five) and caused turnovers (five).
Shelby Frazer (Holt, Mich. / Holt) tallied four goals on five shots (four on goal). Olivia Benoit (Grosse Pointe, Mich. / Grosse Pointe North) had three goals and four ground balls. Courtney Hartnagle (Midland, Mich. / Bullock Creek) and Stephanie Mangutz (Mio, Mich. / Mio-AuSable) also had multi-goal games. Allie Ray (Port Jefferson Station, N.Y. / Comsewogue) made ten saves in the win.
Alma scored four goals in the first seven and a half minutes and 13 in the first half, including the final seven of the half.
How It Happened
- Three of Alma's first five goals came from Benoit, the final one being a man down after Soriano was given a yellow card.
- Soriano scored five of Alma's seven goals to close the half, starting at the 13:38 mark and ending at 2:25. She scored a free position shot at 7:08, then scored again at 6:51 after one of four draw controls by freshman Sam DeBoer (Rockford, Mich. / Rockford).
- Down 13-2 coming out of the half, Dallas scored the first three goals, the first of which came at 28:41.
- Alma didn't score its first goal of the second half until 11:03 when Mangutz got on the board. Her second goal closed the game with one second left.
- The Scots scored 18 goals on 22 shots on goal.
- Alma won despite losing the turnover battle by five, 28-23.
- All but one of Alma's goals were unassisted.
- Courtney Hartnagle and Sam DeBoer each scored their first goals of the season in the contest.
Alma's next and final game of its road trip comes against Otterbein on Sunday, March 4. It'll play at the University of Dallas at 1:00 p.m.
Contact: Zach Russo, Assistant Sports Information Director