Carthage controls second half against Women's Lacrosse

Carthage controls second half against Women's Lacrosse

KENOSHA, Wis. – Concordia Wisconsin scored three minutes into the second half to go ahead 9-6, however, Carthage took over from then on with five unanswered goals for a come-from-behind 11-9 non-conference victory on a windy Wednesday afternoon.

THE BASICS
Final Score:
Carthage 11, Concordia Wisconsin 9
Location: Art Keller Field (Kenosha, Wis.)
Records: Carthage 3-1, Concordia Wisconsin 0-1

HOW IT HAPPENED
- Concordia Wisconsin's Lauren Paquin recorded a hat trick and put her team in front 9-6 with 27 minutes to play in the game, but the momentum shifted after that. Carthage's offense came alive and scored five unanswered goals, while its defense forced the Falcons into 11 turnovers of which seven were caused.
- The Falcons' offense was performing well during the contest's first 33 minutes, with nine goals and a 2-of-3 performance on free-position shots. They also held advantages in shots, turnovers and ground balls.
- The Lady Reds brought a two-game winning streak into the matchup and used their experience thus far in the season when the game became intense. It was the Falcons season opener.
- Paquin (sophomore, Waukesha, Wis.) and sophomore Emily Kuhlman (Cold Springs, Minn.) each scored three goals, while freshman Nicole DeMeo had a pair of scores. Junior Caitlin Henry (Lansing, Ill.) found the back of the net and junior Allison Kurek (Chicago, Ill.) assisted on two markers.
- Senior Veronika Metanova (Palatine, Ill.) made nine saves in a complete game effort. Kuhlman and sophomore Ellie Woodman (Janesville, Wis.) each picked up a team-high six ground balls. Kurek caused a game-high four turnovers.

BEYOND THE BOX SCORE
- The wind warning (gusting to 40-plus mph) covering most of Wisconsin didn't seem to bother the players from either team.
- Kuhlman finished the game 2-of-2 on free-position attempts.
- The Falcons' 38 ground balls are tied for the fourth-most in a game in program history.

THE OPPOSITION
- Maddie Griffin paced the Lady Reds with three goals and three assists, while also picking up a game-high seven ground balls, winning three draw controls and caused three turnovers.
- Carthage also had three players score twice in the victory.
- Maggie Allen made eight saves in a complete-game winning effort.

NEXT ON THE SCHEDULE
- The Falcons host Augustana in their season-opener, which is also a non-conference game at 1 pm on Fitting Field.