Dybus Scores Four, and Regis Coasts by Adams State

ALAMOSA, Colo.- Regis University's Erin Dybus scored four goals while assisting on three others as she led the Rangers to a 19-3 road win over Adams State, Saturday afternoon in Western Intercollegiate Lacrosse Association action at the ASC Lacrosse and Soccer Field.

The victory was the Rangers' fifth straight and upped their overall record to 8-1. They also improved to 4-0 in WILA play, while clinching at least a share of the first-ever league title.

The first-year Grizzlies played a markedly improved game but fell to 0-6 overall and to 0-3 in WILA play.

The Rangers scored the game's first 10 goals and had 10 different goal scorers throughout the afternoon, a group led by Dybus, Morgan Taylor and Cristina Johnson. Taylor tallied three goals and had two assists while Johnson recorded three goals and an assist. Jessika Carlstrom and Kelsi Goings also registered two goals each in the victory.

The Grizzlies received goals from Amanda Hisel (Conifer, Colo.), Mackenize Campbell (Monument, Colo.) and Nikki Freeman (Aurora, Colo.).

Hisel's tally, which came on a free position shot with 10:58 left in the first half, was her team-leading 10th of the season and halted the Rangers' run, momentarily.

However, RU continued to dominate possession winning 11 of the 15 first-half and 18 of the 24 overall draw controls while building an 18-1 lead after leading 13-1 at halftime.

Campbell, who now has three goals this season, then doubled the Grizzlies' goal scoring total with 9:51 left when she converted on a Lexy Hamilton (Monte Vista, Colo.) assist, Hamilton's first.

Nearly six minutes later, Freeman then scored her first career goal with 2:57 left to complete the scoring.

The Rangers were a solid 8 for 9 on clearing opportunities and claimed 23 groundballs while the Grizzlies were guilty of 19 total turnovers while converting on just 7 of 19 clearing opportunities. They did have 18 total groundballs, including four each from Hamilton, LiErin Wilson (Silverton, Colo.) and goalkeeper Desi Rae Aguirre (Walsenburg, Colo.), who also had seven saves.

Erin Lewis made three stops in net for the Rangers, who finished the day with a 32-8 advantage in total shots.

The Grizzlies will next play at Fort Lewis (4-6, 2-2 WILA) next Saturday (Apr. 9) while Regis returns home to face Mesa State (2-6, 1-2 WILA) next Friday (Apr. 8).

2011-04-02



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