Grizzlies Fall Short Against Lake Erie

ALAMOSA, Colo.-ASU played their second game of the season against Lake Erie (Ohio) just two days after their season opener, falling to the Storm, 18-11.

Similar to Saturday's game, the Grizzlies were the first to score with a non-assisted goal from Lexy Hamilton (Monte Vista, Colo.) After Hamilton's first goal of the game, Heather Jones (Littleton, Colo.) and Desi Rae Aguirre (Walsenburg, Colo.) both added two additional goals within 20 seconds of each other. This gave the Grizzlies a 3-0 lead against the Storm early on in the first half.

As the half came to an end, the Storm gained back their momentum and ended the first half with an 11-5 lead against the Grizzlies with would lead them to an 18-11 win. With this win, Lake Erie moves to 1-0 overall both overall and in the WILA.

During the second half, Lake Erie used their lead against the Grizzlies to their advantage, scoring three additional goals in a row at the beginning of the half to pull ahead 14-5. The Grizzlies were then able to come into reach of the Storm with a goal each by Grace Komatz (Centennial, Colo.) and Amanda Hisel (Conifer, Colo.) and four goals from Hamilton. The Storm then put the game away with four more goals at the end of the half.

ASU's Lexy Hamilton tallied seven goals and eight points on Monday night against the Storm. Hamilton's points and goals for this game are both ASU school records, and are also the highest stats of any player in the WILA thus far. Her seven goals of this game are one more than she had against Colorado Mesa (Mar. 31) last year.

Hamilton's eight points are also two more than the former record of six that she had shared with her teammate LiErin Wilson (five goals, 1 assist) last year against Fontbonne on April 19th. Her seven goals are tied for third most in WILA history and her eight points are tied for 10th. Hamilton also tallied one assist along with Hisel.

Fort Lewis' Julia Kudla scored five goals and had four assists, while Meredith Howe and Ashriel West both had four goals each for the Storm who outshot the Grizzlies 30-20.

Defensively, Hamilton and Danica Kristiansen (Lake Forest, Calif) both had three groundballs and Kristiansen also had 10 total saves. Hisel and Kira Williams (Gilbert, Ariz.) both had two groundballs as well.

The Grizzlies will take their home field on Sunday afternoon against the McKendree Bearcats. The Bearcats are 1-1 overall. The first draw begins at 1:00 p.m.

2013-03-05



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