Adams State Routed by Mesa State in WILA Action

GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. - Adams State tallied a second half hat trick against Western Intercollegiate Lacrosse Association (WILA) rival Mesa State, but it was too little too late, as the Grizzlies fell by a final of 16-4 on Saturday afternoon.

The loss dropped ASC to 0-4 this season and 0-2 in WILA play, while the Mavericks improved to 2-6 overall and 1-2 in league play.

After Mesa State pulled out a 3-0 lead with 21 minutes, 34 seconds left in the opening period, freshman Robyn Bushman (Aurora, Colo.) got the Grizzly offense started, scoring on a free position shot at the 17:38 mark to close the gap to 3-1.

But the Mavericks, led by a trio of assists and a goal from Allie Henderson, would tally eight more goals before the break and enter halftime with a 11-1 advantage. Henderson would go on to record another pair of helpers over the final 30 minutes and end the game with five assists.

Redshirt freshman Cydney Allbee (Orem, Utah) helped put some momentum back into the Grizzlies' favor, scoring her first career goal just 22 seconds into the start of the second half to make the score 11-2.

Brianna True, one of six Mavericks to score multiple goals in the contest, answered back with her second of the day a little over two minutes later. The deficit was then brough back to nine (12-3) by freshman Amanda Hisel (Conifer, Colo.) with 22:11 to play.

Mesa State would again get hot on offense, scoring four more assisted goals before the final buzzer sounded. Amanda Simon, who led the way with four goals for the Mavericks, scored three in the second half and also had an assist in the game.

Bushman's second goal of the game with 13:26 to play on a free position shot. Bushman was 2 of 5 on free position shots in the game while the Grizzlies were 2 of 7 as a team.

Mesa State managed to convert on just 2 of 14 free position shots as redshirt freshman Desi Rae Aguierre (Walsenburg, Colo.) recorded 14 stops while playing 60 minutes during her first game in the net.

Adams Sate was outshot 39-20 by the Mavericks, but caused four turnovers compared to two for Mesa State.

Hisel and Bushman each raised their season total to five goals in the contest, while Allbee became just the third different Grizzly to score in the program's inaugural season. Hisel led the way with eight shots, while Bushman fired six and sophomore Mackenzie Campbell (Colorado Springs, Colo.) took three.

The Grizzlies return to action on the road for their third consecutive WILA contest against Converse (S.C.) College on Monday afternoon in Denver at 2:00 p.m. The Valkyries are 1-10 overall this season will carry a four-game losing streak into their contest with the Grizzlies.


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