Tigers Corral the Shorthanded Mustangs

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. The Colorado College women's lacrosse team tuned up for its first major test of the season by coasting to a 13-2 victory over Morrisville State College on Thursday afternoon at CC's Washburn Field.

Senior goaltender Valerie Cranmer and freshman midfielder Hadley Bergh each scored a pair of goals to pace the Tiger attack, which saw 11 players score a goal. Isabel Gary and Frances Staadt found the net once and added a pair of assists for CC, which played with a two-person advantage the entire game because the Mustangs had just 10 players available.

Colorado College used 26 players and got seven goals and 13 points from its newcomers. The Tigers scored the first eight goals and didn't allow a shot until Carmen Velazquez broke up CC's bid for a shutout with a free-position goal 12:15 into the second half.

Colorado College had a 28-5 advantage in total shots, including a 21-3 margin in shots on goal. Junior attacker Jennifer May made eight saves for the Mustangs in her first appearance between the pipes. Abby Fink made one save while improving to 5-0 in goal for the Tigers.

Kate Krieger led CC's defensive effort with four ground balls, caused one turnover and had one draw control. The Tigers improved to 5-0 while MSC slipped to 1-3.

Colorado College faces Roanoke College and No. 14 Catholic University on Saturday and Sunday in Washington, D.C.


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