Thunder Struggle in Rain-Dampened Final Home Contest

Thunder Struggle in Rain-Dampened Final Home Contest

ANGOLA, Ind. -- Trine University women's lacrosse did not get their offense rolling until the second half and fell to visiting Kalamazoo College 14-7 in a cold, rainy contest.

A fast start for the opposition was once again the Thunder's downfall in the contest as the Hornets took the 7-0 lead during the first 20 minutes of the game. Trine came up with their lone goal of the first half with just over four minutes remaining in the period. The goal came on a free position attempt from junior Lilly Dusek (Zionsville, Ind. / Zionsville).

Kalamazoo would score four more in the half and took an 11-1 lead into the intermission.

Trine opened the scoring in the second half with freshman Theresa DiMaggio (Shelby Township, Mich. / Henry Ford II) coming away with her first of the day. The two teams traded goals over the next few minutes and entered the final 15 minutes of play with the Hornets leading 13-3.

The Thunder would go on a three-goal run to shrink the lead to seven with just under nine minutes remaining in the contest. Following a final goal from Kalamazoo, Trine finished the scoring with just one second remaining to end the contest with the 14-7 loss.

Two members of the team finished the game with two goals. Sophomore Kristen Nguyen (Locust Grove, Ga. / Luella) joined DiMaggio in reaching the mark to lead the Thunder on the day.

Freshman Mia Schlueter (Fort Wayne, Ind. / Homestead) and senior Lauren Hall (Hartford City, Ind. / Blackford) joined Dusek in rounding out the scoring for Trine, each finishing with one goal in the contest.

Sophomore Emily Morthorst (Fort Wayne, Ind. / Homestead) played the game in net for Trine and ended the game with 15 saves and five groundballs.

The team falls to 6-8 overall and 2-4 in Michigan Intercollegiate Athletic Association (MIAA) play. They will continue their season on Wednesday, April 24 when they travel to face Calvin College at 7 p.m.