Adams State Falls to Fort Lewis in First-Ever WILA Game

ALAMOSA, Colo.- Freshman attack Jessica Norby scored six goals and assisted on six others as the Fort Lewis Skyhawks claimed a 24-2 over the host Adams State Grizzlies in the first ever Western Intercollegiate Lacrosse Association game played Saturday afternoon at the ASC Lacrosse & Soccer Field.

The Skyhawks also had a 5-goal, 3-assist effort from Kyle Smith and a combined seven goals from sisters Ally and Abby Kvidera as they improved to 2-4 overall while claiming what will be a share of the early WILA lead after Saturday night's encounter between Regis and Mesa State, the other two WILA teams, in Grand Junction.

Meanwhile, the Grizzlies received goals from Amanda Hisel (Conifer, Colo.) and Robyn Bushman (Aurora, Colo.) but fell to 0-3 in this their inaugural year.

The Skyhawks scored eight goals in the first six minutes and 26 seconds as both Kvidera sisters scored two each.

The Grizzly defense then settled in and allowed just two more goals over the next 5:20 before Hisel tallied her team-best fourth goal of the season to put the Grizzlies on the board with 16:31 left in the first half.

Bushman then registered her third goal just 4:06 later before Kyle Smith put the Skyhawks up 12-2 with two goals, spread 2:25 apart.

Abby Kvidera, who had three goals while raising her season total to a WILA-leading 21, then completed the first-half scoring with 1:52 left on the clock.

With a 13-2 lead at the break, the Skyhawks then scored five more goals in the first 8:33 of the second before playing more of a stalling game down the stretch en-route to the victory, their 20-plus goal win in a row.

The Skyhawks, who defeated first-year NCAA Division III Millsaps (Miss.) by a 23-2 score on Thursday in Colorado Springs, won 20 of the 27 draw controls throughout the encounter and had a big 35-10 edge in total shots.

Kirsten Bates made eight saves in net for the Grizzlies while LiErin Wilson (Silverton, Colo.) had five groundballs and four caused turnovers to lead ASC's defensive effort.

Smith had five groundballs and the same number of caused turnovers for the Skyhawks.

The Grizzlies will resume their season next Saturday playing at Mesa State at 4:00 p.m.

Fort Lewis will play at Mesa State on Wednesday.


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