Women's Lacrosse

W&J falls at No. 13 Catholic in second round of Division III Championship

W&J falls at No. 13 Catholic in second round of Division III Championship

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WASHINGTON D.C. (ohioriverlax.org) – Washington & Jefferson College suffered a 20-1 loss at 13th-ranked Catholic University of America in the second round of the NCAA Division III Women’s Lacrosse Championship Sunday.

The Presidents close their season with an overall record of 13-5, their fifth season since 2009 with 13 wins and the second in a row.

Freshman attacker Rae LaRochelle (East Sandwich, Mass. | Sandwich) scored W&J’s only goal of the match off of an assist from freshman midfielder Katelyn White (Linthicum, Md. | North County). It was her 63rd goal of the season, tying Brittany Fradkin's (2012) single-season program record.  

The Cardinals scored the first nine goals of the match over the first eight minutes, two seconds of the opening half before LaRochelle put the Presidents on the board at the 21:27 mark. Catholic answered with eight more first-half goals to take a 17-1 lead into halftime, followed by three second-half goals to cap the scoring.

Senior midfielder Monica Ewansik (Gibsonia, Pa. | Pine-Richland) has a match-best four caused turnovers while tying for the match high in both ground balls (4) and draw controls (3).  

Junior midfielder Caroline Kallos (Reading, Pa. | Governor Mifflin) also won three draw controls and scooped up three ground balls in addition to causing a turnover.

Senior defender Katelynn Linthicum (Stewartstown, Pa./York Catholic), sophomore defender Allison Onslow (Erie, Pa. | Villa Maria Academy) and freshman goalkeeper Sara Maute (Pottstown, Pa. | Owen J. Roberts) each caused one turnover on defense and combined to pick up four ground balls.

Senior goalkeeper Michaela Mulokey (Alexandria, Va. | Bishop Ireton) started in net and played the first 21:17 of the first half before playing the final 3:15 of the second half, making two saves in her 24:32 of combined action. Maute relieved Mulokey in the first half and made five saves in 35:28 between the first and second halves.