Ranger Lacrosse Offense Not Quite Enough; Fall to Colorado College 19-15
Durango, Colo.: Following 30 minutes of snow removal in Durango, Regis and Colorado College were locked in a high-scoring back and forth battle with Colorado College coming out on top 19-15.
Regis (6-3) started the scoring when freshman Kate Liddle scored less than three minutes into the contest. Colorado College (6-2) scored two over the next seven minutes to forge ahead 2-1. Sophomore Cristina Johnson scored two in a row and then fellow sophomore Kelsi Goings scored a goal at the 13:07 mark to move the Rangers ahead 4-2.
The Tigers' Holly McHugh and Kristin Rider each tallied two goals as the lead once again went back to Colorado College at 6-4. Goings goal with 7:11 remaining in the first half was the only Ranger goal in the last 13 minutes of the first half while Colorado College was able to score eight to take a 10-5 halftime lead.
The Rangers offense came out a blazing, scoring four goals in the first 3:02 of the second half to claim to within one goal. Liddle scored two during this run with her second being assisted on by Goings. With her 12th assist of the season, Goings established a new Regis season record passing Cindy Scavarda's 11 assists in 2002.
Regis reclaimed the lead when Goings scored with 16:54 remaining to put Regis ahead 12-11. Regis couldn't put away the pesky Tigers after Gioia Garden and Claire Preston tallied one goal each to put Colorado College ahead 13-12 with 13:49 remaining in the game.
Freshman AriAnna McDonald's goal just one minute 20 second later tied the game at 13. The Ranger defense couldn't unfortunately hold down the potent Tiger offense as they scored four goals in a row to take a 17-13 lead with just 7:06 remaining. The two teams swapped goals as the Rangers couldn't get any closer than three the rest of the way falling 19-15.
Liddle scored a team-high six goals, while Johnson and Goings each tallied three. Senior Ashley Beauchemin led Regis with three ground balls and two caused turnovers adding to her school season record, now at 24. Junior Brittany Farniok had five saves for the Regis but falls to 6-3 on the season.
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