Posted by Katie Peverada
The Skidmore women's lacrosse team used a seven-goal second half in their first game of the season to beat Mount Holyoke College (MHC) 15-8 on Saturday at Wachenheim Field. The Thoroughbred victory avenged last year's 20-19 overtime loss to MHC. The women jumped out to an early 2-0 lead on goals from Tess Mattimore '16 and Emma Harris '16. Mount Holyoke was able to tie the game at 2-2, but Brittney Dioneda '15, Peggy Healy '15, Spencer Morgan '15 and Harris all scored a goal a piece to put the Thoroughbreds on top 6-4. But Mount Holyoke proved to be determined, and once again tied the game up at 6 apiece before Tyler Phillips '17 and Emma Olcott '17 both scored to put Skidmore up 8-6 at the half. Phillips, in her first action as a Thoroughbred, went on to score four goals and an assist. Olcott's goal, which came from in the circle and was also her first collegiate point, would prove to be the game winner. Skidmore's first half success was fueled by 13 MHC turnovers and winning the ground ball battle, picking up 14 to MHC's 8. Despite facing 18 shots on goal in the first half, Mount Holyoke's goalie, Isa Rodriguez, was able to give her team a chance going into the second half. Mount Holyoke came out looking to tie it up in the second half, scoring in the first five minutes, but the Thoroughbreds went on to score seven unanswered goals, bringing their total to 15 before Mount Holyoke was able to find the back of the net again. Freshman Krista Lamoreaux also registered her first collegiate goal, while Adele Mackey '16 and Spencer Morgan '15 each added two goals and one assist for Skidmore. Allie Sosinsky '14 registered four saves in her Skidmore lacrosse debut, while Rodriguez tallied 20 saves on 41 total Skidmore shots. The women travel to Utica College on Wed. March 5 in their last match before heading to Orlando for their spring break trip.