Adams State Falls to Grand Valley State

ST. CHARLES, Mo. - In action for the first time since they recorded the first win in program history on Thursday, the Grizzlies saw three players score two goals apiece, and freshman Heather Jones (Littleton, Colo.) led the way with three, but Grand Valley State (Mich.) proved too powerful on offense in a 9-20 setback for Adams State.

The loss drops the Grizzlies to 1-8 overall on the season with a 1-2 mark against opponents from outside of the Western Intercollegiate Lacrosse Association (WILA). GVSU ups its mark to 9-7 this season with the win, the Lakers fifth win in their last six outings and their 11th straight game with at least 13 goals.

Sophomore Lexy Hamilton (Monte Vista, Colo.) cut an 0-2 deficit in half with 24:11 left in the first half.

The Lakers, who took 24 shots in the first half and put 14 of them on goal, would follow by going on an 8-1 run over the next 13 minutes to leave Adams State in a 10-2 hole.

However, consecutive goals from sophomore Megan Daly (Walnut Creek, Calif.), sophomore LiErin Wilson (Silverton, Colo.) and Jones would give the Grizzlies a bit of momentum just before entering the break trailing 5-11.

Jones would score her second and third goals of the game in a 30-second span, striking with 15:09 and 14:39 to play to cut the Lakers' advantage to 16-8, but ASC would fail to pull any closer.

Daly, Hamilton and Wilson each ended the game with two goals, while Hamilton's five shots were the most of any Grizzly.

Freshman keeper Danica Kristiansen (Lake Forest, Calif.) managed to stop 14 of the 34 shots on goal she faced in the game, while GVSU keepers Audrey Kobe and Kelsey Lavalley combined to make three saves.

Two games remain for the Grizzlies in the 2012 season, and both will give the Grizzlies chances at winning their first ever WILA game. ASC returns to action on Friday for the final women's home game of the season against league newcomer Lindenwood (Mo.), before the Grizzlies head to Durango for the season finale on Sunday, April 29 to face Fort Lewis.

2012-04-22



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