April 13, 2014

Rangers Move into Second Place with 10-6 Win Over Fort Lewis

Denver, Colo.: Snow, wind and cold temperatures didn't stop the Ranger women's lacrosse as they moved into second place in the RMAC with a 10-6 win over Fort Lewis.

Regis, who is now 10-3 on the season and 3-1 in the RMAC, scored the first three goals of the game over the first seven minutes of the game.  RU however, scored just one goal over the next 18 minutes and Fort Lewis (7-6, 3-2 RMAC) was able to cut the lead to 4-3. 

Erin Todd, who led the Rangers with four goals, scored two goals to end the period including a free-position goal with just five seconds left in the first half.  Late in the second half Fort Lewis cut the Ranger lead to 8-6 with just over seven minutes left in the game.  RU Head Coach Sarah Kellner took a timeout and the Ranger defense responded by not allowing another Skyhawk goal and a goal each by Erin Steiner and Maribel Gallegos to take the 10-6 win.

RU forced FLC into 18 turnovers while just turning it over 12 times.  The Rangers put 29 shots at the goal to just 18 for Fort Lewis.

Three of Todd's four goals were of free-position shots, while causing two turnovers.  Danica Cutshall also had four points with three goals and one assist.  She also led the team with four ground balls and grabbed two draw controls.

Emily Behr led RU with four draw controls, while Gallegos was next with three.  Tierra Romero had three ground balls helping the Rangers gather in 14 for the game.  Gianna Lombardi had another stellar game in goal with seven saves and grabbing one ground ball.

RU heads west to take on Colorado Mesa in their final RMAC game of season on Friday afternoon.