2013 NCAA Women's Lacrosse Tournament
The Kenyon College women's lacrosse team got off to a hot start Wednesday and complemented it with a furious finish. It was the time in between that cost the Ladies an 18-16 loss to the Adrian College Bulldogs in the first round of the NCAA Division III Tournament.
Kenyon (13-3), who earned its first-ever NCAC Championship a week ago, ran out to a 6-3 advantage to begin the game. Junior Alex Bair (Darien, CT/Darien) and freshman Ansen Burr (Portland, OR/Lincoln) both scored twice in the run. Senior Emily Nichols (Caldwell, NJ/Caldwell) and junior Amy Morgan (Mt. Kisco, NY/Horace Greeley) fired in the other two tallies to give the Ladies a three-goal cushion with 17:45 left in the first half.
After that, momentum did a swift 180 and the wheels came off the Kenyon coaster. Adrian won seven of the next ten draw controls and scored nine straight times to close out the half with a 12-6 lead.
Adrian would extend its lead to 17-8 before the Ladies rallied off eight consecutive goals that featured four goals, including a natural hat trick from freshman Jane Symmes (Concord, NH/Concord) during the run. However Adrian withstood the surge and added a late goal with just over two minutes remaining to seal the victory.
Symmes ended up with a team-high seven points on five goals and two assists. Burr and Bair finished with three goals apiece and both Nichols and Morgan tossed in two.
2013 NCAA Men's Lacrosse Tournament
Ohio Wesleyan (13-6) saw its successful season come to a close in the opening round of the NCAA Tournament as the Battling Bishops fell to Aurora, 13-9.Junior attacker Casey Helms (Sandwich, MA/Bridgton Academy) scored back-to-back goals that evened the game at 6-6, but Aurora opened the second half with a 6-1 run and went on to defeat Ohio Wesleyan in a first-round matchup of the NCAA Division III tournament on Wednesday at Selby Stadium.
Senior attacker Colin Short (Jamesville, NY/Jamesville-DeWitt) led the Bishops with two goals and three assists, while Helms also had two goals.
Sophomore Ryan McMahon (Springfield, VA/The Bullis School) finished with nine saves in the Ohio Wesleyan crease.
Justin Bose led Aurora with three goals and an assist, while Adam Holka ended up with 15 saves.