Grizzlies Fall to Undefeated Lindenwood Lions

ALAMOSA, Colo.- Adams State faced a tough test against the Lindenwood Lions on Tuesday afternoon on their home field. The Lions, now 11-0 overall and 6-0 in the WILA, out-shot the Grizzlies 34-20. The final score was 21-10. The Grizzlies are now 3-5 overall and 2-4 in WILA play.

The first half started off with the Lions scoring five consecutive goals against the Grizzlies. Half way through the first, junior Amanda Hisel (Conifer, Colo.) scored her tenth goal of the season making it 5-1 and helped to regain some energy for her fellow Grizzlies. The Grizzlies would then go on to score six more goals in the first half, but the Lions were still able to out shoot them, 20-9.

Juniors Megan Daly (Walnut Creek, Calif.), LiErin Wilson (Silverton, Colo.), and Desi Rae Aguirre (Walsenburg, Colo.) all scored one goal each within the first half. However, freshman Qiana Barfield (Denver, Colo.) tallied two goals to add to the other three by her teammates. With a score of 7-12 at the half, the Grizzlies were ready to continue to fight hard during the second half.

During the second half, the Lions definitely used their lead against the Grizzlies to their advantage, scoring another goal only thirty seconds into the second half. Grizzlies' sophomore Heather Jones (Littleton, Colo.) responded quickly with a goal right after the Lions, making the score 8-13. The Lions then completely took over, scoring seven goals in a row. The Grizzlies would finish the second half with only three goals against Lindenwoods nine.

This was the first time since playing Regis that Lindenwood gave up ten goals. This was the most that the Grizzlies have scored against the Lions in all five meetings.

ASU's Barfield finished the match with three goals and Daly tallied two. Heather Jones also helped her Grizzly team with two assists in the game.

Lindenwoods' Justiene Groothius scored six goals and had two assists, while Melissa Smith and Lindsey Palmer both had three goals each for the Lions. Melissa Smith also had four assists in the match.

Defensively, Grace Komatz (Centennial, Colo.) had four ground balls and six assists to the Lions five saves, one more than the Lions' Christine Hehmeye. Hisel and Wlson both had three ground balls as well.

ASU will return to action on April 6 against Colorado Mesa (Grand Junction) in Grand Junction, Colo. The first draw is at 1:00 p.m.


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