|Concordia University (2-1, 1-1 WHAC)||5||4||9|
|Madonna University (0-3, 0-1 WHAC)||2||5||7|
|Period - Time||Team||Player||Assist|
|1 - 22:34||Concordia University||Kate Kirchoff||-|
|1 - 21:01||Concordia University||Brianna Limback||-|
|1 - 20:18||Concordia University||Jessica Russ||-|
|1 - 19:20||Madonna University||Samantha Schwartz||Jordyn Shepler|
|1 - 16:49||Concordia University||Lauren Litogot||Brianna Limback|
|1 - 02:09||Concordia University||Grace Stadler||-|
|1 - 00:05||Madonna University||Briana Warner||-|
|2 - 29:24||Concordia University||Jessica Russ||-|
|2 - 19:17||Concordia University||Abbey Turner||-|
|2 - 15:19||Concordia University||Lauren Litogot||-|
|2 - 14:39||Concordia University||Abbey Turner||-|
|2 - 13:31||Madonna University||Jordyn Shepler||-|
|2 - 06:49||Madonna University||Samantha Schwartz||-|
|2 - 04:49||Madonna University||Jordyn Shepler||-|
|2 - 04:11||Madonna University||Katie Larabell||-|
|2 - 00:29||Madonna University||Samantha Schwartz||-|
|Concordia University||Indv. Leaders||Madonna University|
|3 Players - 2||Goals||#8 Samantha Schwartz - 3|
|#35 Brianna Limback - 1||Assists||#17 Jordyn Shepler - 1|
|#24 Jessica Russ - 5||Shots||#3 Katie Larabell - 7|
|#25 Samantha Shatrau - 11||Saves||#92 Stephanie Mackley - 8|
|Concordia University||Team Statistics||Madonna University|
|25 (17)||Shots (on goal)||27 (18)|
|Face Offs Won|
(LIVONIA, Mich.) The Concordia University women's lacrosse team added another victory to the win column on Saturday afternoon, March 18, in their match-up against the Madonna University Crusaders with a score of 9-7. This was the Cardinals first WHAC win (1-1) and third contest of the season (2-1 overall).
Like the Cardinals, Madonna's crusaders are also competing in their inaugural lacrosse season. The Crusaders are still fighting for their first program win (0-3), and despite a competitive effort and home turf advantage, the Cardinals rose victorious.
Competing in wet and chilly conditions, CUAA managed the game from the start, scoring three goals within the first ten minutes by Kate Kirchoff (SO/Canton, MI) (22:34), Brianna Limback (FR/Fishers, IN) (21:01), and Jessica Russ (FR/Madison, AL) (20:18).
The Crusaders responded with a goal of their own at 19:20 in the first, but the Cardinals continued offensive control through the first half, with goals from Lauren Litogot (SO/Adrian, MI) (16:49, assist by Brianna Limback) and Grace Stadler (JR/Monroe, MI) (02:09), ending the first 30 minutes with a score of 5-2.
The Cardinals' rally continued in the second half, scoring four unanswered goals, lengthening their lead to 9-2 with 14:39 remaining to play. Russ and Litogot both picked up their second goals of the game, and Abigail Turner punched in two of her own, totaling seven offensive contributors to the nine-point tally.
Despite being down by seven and a continued offensive struggle, the Crusaders did not lose hope. Madonna closed the game with the final five goals before running out of time.
The Cardinals and Crusaders were close to even in many statistical margins, with a Cardinal lead in clears (9-8), a Crusader lead in shots (27-25) and groundballs (16-15), a tie in turnovers (17) and assists (1 per team).
The Cardinals compete in their second game of the weekend on Sunday, March 19 in Southfield, Michigan against the Blue Devils of Lawrence Technological University, currently ranked number two in the most recent NAIA poll. The competition-packed week continues with a trio of home matches hosted at Cardinal Stadium against Davenport University (March 22), Lourdes University (March 25), and Indiana Institute of Technology (March 27).