The Illinois Tech Women’s Lacrosse team traveled to Cornell College in Iowa on April 14 to oppose an improved Rams team. Cornell (6-5, 4-3 MWLC) won the Midwest Women’s Lacrosse Conference contest over the Scarlet Hawks (4-7, 3-4 MWLC) 16-4.
How it Happened
- After Cornell scored in the first minute of the match, Illinois Tech quickly responded with a Jennifer Young goal to even the score 1-1.
- The Rams opened the floodgates down the stretch of the first half, embarking on an 8-0 run before Shanie Scoles stopped the rally on a Young assist with 6:46 left in the half. Cornell went into intermission with a 10-2 lead after another late tally.
- Cornell extended its lead by three more goals before Isabella Rubin scored the first of two second half tallies with 18:03 left.
- After another trifecta for the Rams, Rubin once again silenced a Cornell run. She scored on a man-up, free position shot with 2:27 left to play to wrap up the match’s scoring.
Scarlet Hawk Standouts
- Rubin had her third multi-goal game of the season.
- Young was solid with one goal and one assist.
- Scoles had a goal, three ground balls, and five draw controls.
- Caitlyn Kenneally made nine saves during her first collegiate action in net.
Stats to Know
- Ground balls were hard to come by, with Cornell winning the battle 28-13.
- Illinois Tech won in draw controls 12-9, but clearing was a problem area. Cornell was an astounding 19-for-20 compared to Illinois Tech’s 10-of-17.
- The Scarlet Hawks were 0-of-7 on free position attempts.
- The Scarlet Hawks will play at Aurora University on Tuesday, April 17 at 7 p.m. in another MWLC contest.