Athenas prove tough test for Women’s Lacrosse

Athenas prove tough test for Women’s Lacrosse

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CLAREMONT, Calif. – The Whittier College Women's Lacrosse team suffered a tough loss on the road Wednesday night as they fell 20-4 to Claremont-M-S.

The Purple & Gold were shutout on the first half 15-0 managing just two shots.  They picked it up though in the second half posting four goals on seven shots, which included three in a row with under 10:00 minutes to play.  Lexie Meanor (Sewickley, PA) started off the scoring and was followed by three unanswered from Carly McAllister (San Jose, Calif.), Neely O'Grady (Lorton, VA), and Noelle Tamas (Granite Bay, Calif.).

Madison Topping (El Dorado Hills, Calif.) picked up the loss finishing with 11 saves against 28 shots.  Freshman Cole DiGrazia (Brooklyn, NY) came in later and totaled four saves.

Whittier was outshot 47-9 by the Athenas, picked up just six groundballs, won eight draw controls and was 0-for-1 on free-positions. 

O'Grady finished the game with a goal, four draw controls and a groundball.  Meanor added a goal with three draw controls and Gabby Boller (Howell, NJ) led the defensive unit with two caused turnovers.          

Whittier (3-12, 0-9 SCIAC) wraps up their 2018 season tomorrow, Saturday, April 21 when they travel to take on Occidental College beginning at 7:00pm.