(CRESTVIEW HILLS, Ky.) – The Thomas More College women's lacrosse team tied the program's school record for wins today (Monday, April 17, 2017) as it defeated Waynesburg University, 16-3, in an Ohio River Lacrosse Conference (ORLC) match at BB&T Field in Crestview Hills, Kentucky.
With the win, the Saints improve to 3-7 overall and 2-4 in the ORLC. The three wins match the school record, which was set last season. This is the third season of women's lacrosse at Thomas More. With the loss, the Yellow Jackets fall to 0-12 overall and 0-7 in the ORLC.
Thomas More led 6-3 at halftime and then scored 10 unanswered goals in the second half to cruise to the 16-3 victory.
Sophomore Jeni Hall (Lebanon, Ky./Marion County) led the team in scoring with five goals as she scored at 23:14 in the first half, 27:17, 25:23, 12:53 and 9:19 of the second half. Senior Tori Liles (Tollesboro, Ky./Lewis County) recorded four goals as she scored at 29:21, 26:56 in the first half, 21:44 and 4:15 in the second half. Senior Christy Smith (Washington Courthouse, Ohio/Washington) had three goals as she scored a 8:30 in the first half, 20:06 and 2:39 in the second half.
Sophomore Jalee Connor (Cincinnati, Ohio/Seton) had a goal at 12:08 in the first half, junior Sydney Polster (Cincinnati, Ohio/Anderson) scored at 17:18 in the first half and senior Erika LaRosa (Cincinnati, Ohio/Seton) found the back of the net at 11:31 in the second half. Thomas More also had an "own goal" at 22:35 of the second half.
Sophomore Gillian Casey (Lexington, Ky./Lexington Catholic) earned the win in goal as she played all 60 minutes and recorded six saves. Thomas More out-shot Waynesburg 36-17, including 26-9 on-goal and had an 11-7 advantage in ground balls.
Hall led the team in shots with 12,while LaRosa led the team in draw controls with five and ground balls with five.
The Saints return to action tomorrow when they host across-the-river rival Mount St. Joseph University at 5 p.m. at BB&T Field.