LAX wins on Senior Day

LAX wins on Senior Day

The lacrosse team had a successful Senior Day, defeating Old Dominion 15-6 as the Owls honored six players and earned their fifth win of the season.

Senior Connor Zophy highlighted her final game at Fifth Third Bank Stadium with five goals and an assist, while freshman Siena Gore added four goals. Marissa Gore added two goals and two assists.

Zophy, along with Monica Albertson, Emily Hallberg, Laura Jordan, Kaitlynn Moran and RoseAnna Schiemer were all recognized before the game for their dedication to the team.

Early in the game, the Owls gained the lead by scoring the opening four goals within the first six minutes — five different players were involved in the first half scoring. By the end of the half, the Owls were up 11-2 and were well on their way to their first-ever victory over the Monarchs.

A lightning delay temporarily stopped the game with about 24 minutes remaining in the second half, but the teams traded goals until the end of the game.

Coming into the game, the Owls were having a season of ups and downs, losing by a single point on three occasions and playing much better than their 5-9 season would suggest.

Siena Gore has been a standout player all season for the Owls both offensively and defensively, totaling 55 goals and 21 defensive turnovers. She has also won 100 draw controls this season, breaking the Atlantic Sun Conference single-game record with nine against Coastal Carolina on April 13.

Zophy and sophomore Izzy Palermo have 23 goals each while veteran Haley Swift leads the team with 10 assists.

The lacrosse team continues its ASUN Conference play next week at Stetson on Friday, April 20.

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