The Eastern Michigan University lacrosse team hosted the St. Bonaventure University Bonnies on Tuesday, March 14, on Scicluna Field where the Eagles fell to the Bonnies, 14-8.
The Bonnies got a quick start against the Eagles as they scored five points in the first quarter, making the score 5-0 going into the second. After scoring their sixth goal to go up 6-0, freshman Skylar Hilmer scored for the green and white, improving the score to 6-1 with 7:37 left on the clock.
The Eagles would produce two more scores as freshman Abby Alderman and graduate student Sydney Lawrence each found the net, cutting the deficit to 6-3 with 3:29 left, but the Bonnies answered back with five more goals to close out the first half with 11-3 advantage.
The Eagles earned their fourth goal from freshman Tracy Grollman, increasing the score to 11-4, but the Bonnies answered back with two consecutive goals to extend its lead, 13-4.
The fourth quarter was a scoring barrage from the Eagles who scored four of their eight points within the first 10 minutes. Freshman Maggie McCabe earned her first career goal with 13:19 left to play on a free position shot. Grollman would then score her second on the day, as freshman Avery Schwab would find the net shortly after with 7:07 left to play to cut the lead, 13-7.
Grollman would complete a hat trick on the day as she scored an unassisted goal, but it wasn't enough as the Eagles would allow one more Bonnies goal and fall short, 14-8.
Next, the Eagles will take a short drive down the road to compete in Ann Arbor against the University of Michigan on Sunday, March 19, at 1 p.m. After that, they will meet Marquette University at Scicluna Field on Friday, March 24, at 11 a.m.
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