April 10, 2012

U of L women’s lacrosse falls to Georgetown

By Sammie Hill–

On Saturday, April 7, the University of Louisville women’s lacrosse team battled Georgetown at home. Despite three players scoring multiple goals, the Cardinals fell 19-11.

The game drew an impressive crowd of 358 fans who came to cheer on the Cards. Although the team did not seize the win, several players produced noteworthy performances.

Freshman defender Casey Pepperman initiated the scoring for Louisville, earning her 10th goal of the season. Freshman attacker Faye Brust tied the game up for the Cards in the 16th minute; however, Louisville was unable to maintain their momentum.

Georgetown opened the second period with four consecutive goals, disturbing the confidence of the Cardinals and earning the Hoyas an advantage. Georgetown’s Sophia Thomas eliminated the tie by sinking an unassisted goal.

“We need to be consistent with following the structure of our scout, and that will keep us in all of these games,” explained women’s lacrosse head coach Kellie Young. “Today, we were up and down with that. I’m definitely excited that we were able to get back to our style of play, and that’s competing for 60 minutes.”

The team refuses to let this defeat hurt their morale, however. Focusing on the fact that they came back from the initial score of 4-0, Louisville reveals that the game helped the players realize their potential as a team.

“For us,” Young said, “mentally, to be down 4-0 and compete, shows that we’re moving forward as a program and this group is learning what it means to compete.”

The University of Louisville women’s lacrosse team will face Rutgers on Friday, April 13 in New Jersey. The lacrosse team has earned an overall record of 3-8 in the 2011-2012 season.

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