Tough Second Half Turns Lead into Loss for Regis Women's Lacrosse
St. Charles, Mo.: The Rangers took a 4-1 lead into half but an 8-3 surge in the second half by American International proofed to be too much for the Rangers in a 9-7 loss.
Sophonore Danica Cutshall, senior AriAnna McDonald and freshman Emily Behr each scored a goal as the Rangers (6-6) led 3-0 before American International (2-10) scored their first goal with just 11:05 remaining. Cutshall scored again just 4:50 before halftime to put the Rangers ahead 4-1.
Senior Morgan Taylor scored just over one minute into the second half to give the Rangers a 5-1 lead. AIC scored the next three goals to cut the lead to 5-4, before senior Erin Dybus scored to stretch the lead to 6-4.
McDonald scored again with 17:45 remaining to give the Rangers a 7-5 lead. Unfortunately that would the last time the Rangers would score as Ashleigh and sister Courtney Szavlowski scored three of the next four goals for AIC to propel them to a 9-7 victory.
Cutshall and McDonald each scored two goals, with Custhall leading all players with seven draw controls. Freshman Sierra Perrella led the Rangers with four ground balls and three caused turnovers.
The Rangers hurt themselves by only scoring two free position goals on nine attempts.
Freshman Gianna Lombardi had three saves and allowed nine goals.
Regis will take on WILA-leading Lindenwood Sunday at noon.