Women's Lacrosse Wraps up Season With Huge Win Over Olivet

Women's Lacrosse Wraps up Season With Huge Win Over Olivet

Olivet, Mich. - The Alma College women's lacrosse team ended its 2019 season with an 18-2 victory over Olivet College on Saturday (April 27).

Goalie Allie Ray (Port Jefferson Station, N.Y. / Comsewogue) made eight saves in the game, tied for the second-fewest she has had to make in a game this season. Still, Ray ends her junior year as the Division I, II and III leader in saves per game with 15.71 and is tied for third across all divisions with 220 saves.

Haley Willman (Hemlock, Mich. / Breckenridge) led all players with four goals, the most she has had in a single game in her career. Olivia Benoit (Grosse Pointe, Mich. / Grosse Pointe North) posted three goals while MacKenzie Chevalier (Fraser, Mich. / International Academy of Macomb), Courtney Hartnagle (Midland, Mich. / Bullock Creek) and Kalyn Thompson (Jackson, Mich. / Hanover Horton) each scored twice.

How It Happened

  • Benoit scored 18 seconds into the game and Alma never looked back from there. Hartnagle followed with her first goal of the game just over a minute later.
  • Sabrina Butler got the Comets on the board with an unassisted goal shortly after Hartnagle's. Chevalier responded with two goals around a second from Benoit to put the Scots up 5-1.
  • Tori Basso (Lake Orion, Mich. / Lake Orion) scored on a free position attempt with just under 10 minutes remaining in the half. It was the first of six goals in the final 10 minutes of the half, only one of which came from Olivet. Alma held an 11-2 lead at the break.
  • The Scots scored seven unanswered goals from six different players in the second half. Over the same time period, Olivet managed nine shots —three more than in the first half — but no goals.

Notables

  • Olivia Benoit ends the year with 48 goals and 56 points, eighth and ninth on the program's single-season record list, respectively. She also earned 55 draw controls, the third-most in one year in Alma's history.
  • For her career, Benoit moves into fourth place on the program's all-time goals list with 87. She is also fourth all-time with 103 points and fifth in draw controls with 89.
  • Allie Ray already owned the program's single-season saves record, but she extended it to 220 in the season finale. Ray now has 564 career stops, the most in program history by 97, and maintains her spot atop the all-time list in saves per game (13.76) and save percentage (.524).
  • The Scots caused 18 turnovers in the game, the most they have had in a game this season. That total is also the second-most all-time in the program.
  • Haley Willman posted her first-career four-goal game. She ends her freshman year as the team's second-leading goal scorer.
  • Kalyn Thompson's two goals tied her career-high.
  • Haylee Baetz's (Haslett, Mich. / Haslett) six ground balls are a new career high.
  • MacKenzie Chevalier scooped up a personal best four ground balls.
  • Allie Ray saved 80.0-percent of shots she faced, her best save percentage of the season.
  • Alma was successful on 17 of 19 clear attempts, the highest percentage of the season.