Ranger Women's Lacrosse Drops First Contest of Spring Break Trip
Charlotte, N.C.: The Regis Ranger women's lacrosse team traveled east for their annual spring break trip but unfortunately it didn't start off the way they wanted it to as they fell to Queens (N.C.) 13-11.
Regis (1-2) and Queens (3-2) traded the first four goals with sophomore Danica Custhall and junior Margaret Nahrup scoring the first two goals for the Rangers. Queens scored the next two to take a 4-2 lead with 12:31 left in the first half. Freshman Emily Behr responded with a goal at the 10:37 mark to pull the Rangers within one goal at 4-3.
Queen scored another goal and then Cutshall, who scored five goals on the day, cut the lead to one again with a free position goal with 7:12 remaining in the first half.
Unfortunately the home team would score three goals in a row to finish out the half and lead 8-4. Queens then scored the first goal of the second half and the Rangers had an uphill climb.
Senior Erin Dybus and Nahrup scored consecutive goals to put the Rangers down just 11-8 with just over nine minutes remaining in the game. The Rangers once again cut the lead to three when Cutshall scored another goal with 5:13 remaining.
The Rangers scored the last two goals the latter coming with just 39 seconds remaining but it was too little too late.
Queens outshot the Rangers 27-22 with Regis winning the draw control battle 14-12.
Senior AriAnna McDonald led the Ranger defense with five ground balls, while also garnering three draw controls. Cutshall had the third most draw controls in a single game in Regis history with eight. Freshman Sierra Perrella caused two turnovers to lead Regis. Fellow freshman Gianna Lombardi played all 60 minutes in goal and had six saves.
The Rangers continue their road trip with a 1:30, mountain time, game against St. Andrew's Presyterian.