Bulldogs Stymied by Briton Defense

Photo Courtesy of Mike Dickie
Photo Courtesy of Mike Dickie

ADRIAN, Mich. – The Adrian College women's lacrosse team fell 20-4 to Albion on Wednesday night in Michigan Intercollegiate Athletic Association (MIAA) action. The game was moved after thunderstorms on Tuesday night forced the game to be halted and rescheduled.

THE BASICS

Final Score: Albion 20, Adrian 4

Location: Adrian, Michigan (Docking Stadium)

Records: Albion (6-3, 2-0 MIAA), Adrian (1-8, 0-3 MIAA)

HOW IT HAPPENED

Albion's defense clamped down on the Adrian attack in the first half, holding the Bulldogs to two scores in the first half. Gwyneth Brodbeck (Lake Orion, Mich.) and Annie Rice (Reisterstown, Md.) were the scorers for Adrian in the opening 30 minutes. The Britons scored 12 goals to hold a 10-point lead at the half.

Mariesa Johnson (Algonac, Mich.) and Alyssa Gunderson (Ridgely, Md.) each tallied a goal in the second half, but the Britons defense would surrender no more goals in the game.

TOP DOGS

• Rice finished with one goal and one assist along with two ground balls.

• Brodbeck led the Bulldogs with seven ground balls and tied for a team-high three draw controls. She also caused one turnover.

Amanda Tuckey (New Hudson, Mich.), Rachel Smestad (Grand Rapids, Mich.), and Grace St. Clair (Topeka, Ind.) each had a caused turnover.

Jenna Carter (Canton, Mich.) and Hannah Roegner (Huntington Woods, Mich.) each tied for a team-high three draw controls.

Hannah Emerson (L, 1-8) (Commerce Twp., Mich.) finished with eight saves in net for Adrian.

THE OPPOSITION

• Jade Barrett led the Britons with five goals and eight draw controls.

• Shannon Kahl had a game-high eight ground balls while hauling in one draw control and causing a turnover.

• Jenna Villabroza (W, 6-3) made nine saves to help Albion to victory.

UP NEXT

Adrian travels to face MIAA opponent Hope on Saturday, April 7. The game is set to begin at 1:00 p.m., ET.