April 24, 2014

Lacrosse Ends Regular Season with Win Over Colorado College; Ties School Record for Wins

Colorado Springs, Colo.: The Regis University women's lacrosse team tied the school record in wins in a season notching their 12th with a 14-6 win over Colorado College in the regular season finale.

The Rangers, who have won three-of-the-last-four contests between the two schools, led 6-4 at half before outscoring the Tigers 8-2 in the second half.  Regis (12-3) got on the board first when reigning RMAC Offensive Player of the Week Emily Behr scored four minutes into the game. 

The score went back-and-forth until Colorado College (13-5) scored two in a row to take a 3-2 lead with 13:33 left in the first half.  Regis, who had lost the first 13 games in the series, scored three in a row, two of which came from the stick of Danica Cutshall to take a 5-3 lead with 7:39 remaining. 

With just 44 seconds to go, Elise Burchard scored for Colorado College to cut the lead in half.  Erin Todd was able to get a foul called on Colorado College with just one second left and scored on a free position goal to put RU ahead 6-4 at the break.

The Rangers, doing what they have done all season, came out with a vengance in the second half and scored the first four goals within a 1:17 time span.  The RU defense and goalkeeper Gianna Lombardi only allowed two goals in the second half and came away with the 14-6 win.

Colorado College took 25 total shots of which 14 were on goal.  Lombardi, the reigning RMAC Defensive Player of the Week, allowed just the six goals and stopped eight of the 14 on goal.

The Rangers controlled the draw control out-drawing the Tigers 17-5, including a 10-2 margin in the second half.

Cutshall led the Rangers with seven points.  She scored a game-high four goals and assisted on three others.  She was back to her old ways with nine draw controls, two caused turnovers and three groundballs...all team highs.

Erin Todd put in three goals, while Behr and Hilary Duda each scored two.  Lombardi also had three ground balls, while Anna Takushi grabbed two ground balls and caused two turnovers.

RU will have a week off before hosting the RMAC Tournament next Friday and Saturday.  The Rangers will enter as the #1 seed and will play either Colorado Mesa or Adams State.