DENVER, Colo. (Mar. 13, 2014)- Senior Tracey Wandle (Rocky Point, N.Y. / Rocky Point) led the way with three points on one goal and two assists, as the Mercy College women's lacrosse team fell to the Rangers of Regis University 14-5. The Mavericks fall to 1-4 overall, while the Rangers improve to 3-2 overall.
After a day of rest following a four-hour, 2000-mile flight and some fun on the slopes of the Rockies, it was time for Mercy to hit the field to take on the Regis Rangers of the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference. The Rangers would be playing their second game in the last 24 hours, having defeated Vassar College on Wednesday in the team's home opener.
If you blinked, then you missed the six goals scored by the Rangers in the first 15 minutes of the opening half. The Mavericks would finally get on the scoreboard at the 10:15 mark as sophomore Nicole Augustine (Kingston, N.Y. /Kingston) scored a man-up goal off an assist from Wandle after a yellow card was assessed to the Rangers' Maddie Garcia. The Mavericks trailed 6-1.
After two quick unanswered goals by the Rangers, Wandle connected on her second assist of the day, feeding junior Marissa Kluber (Wading River, N.Y. / Shoreham-Wading River), who scored off an initial shot by Augustine. The Mavericks trailed 8-2 with 05:37 left in the first half. After assisting on two, Wandle would find the back of the cage herself, as she scored a free position goal at the 02:45 mark.
The Rangers responded with two goals late to take a 10-3 lead into halftime. In the second half, the Rangers continued to stretch the lead to 13-3 midway in the second half. After graduate student Callie Schwichtenberg (San Diego, Calif. / Granite Hills) caused one of her six turnovers on the day, Head Coach Dawn Anselmin called a timeout. Freshman Melissa DellaRocca (Lindenhurst, N.Y. / Lindenhurst) would score off the timeout on an assist from Augustine for the Mavericks' fourth goal of the day.
For Mercy, Augustine finished with two points on a goal and an assist, while freshman Shianne Judson (Bayshore, N.Y. / Bayshore) made all 10 saves in the second half alone.
The Mavericks will get another day of rest, as they will continue to take in the sights and sounds of the Mile High City on Friday, and will take the field on Saturday Mar. 15 as they face the Skyhawks of Fort Lewis College on the campus of Regis University at 5:00 p.m. (EST)