Lady Eagles Lacrosse Triumph in Homecoming Thriller

IMG_8852-optThe Lady Eagles maintained a hard-fought lead to beat the Humboldt Sate Lumberjacks 6 – 5 in their final season game.

The Sierra Nevada College women’s lacrosse team pulled through for an impressive and close win over Humboldt State in front of a home crowd this past Sunday.  The Lady Eagles fought until the end, triumphing over the Lumberjacks, 6-5.

Five different players added points to the board with Senior, Anna Evans and sophomore, Miranda McFarland each adding two goals apiece.  Sophomore Sierra Parada and Senior Sara L’Amoreaux each posted one goal, while Senior Marissa Stone had an assist.

Defensively, SNC had some crucial stops.  The team had fifteen ground ball controls, with Miranda McFarland leading with six, and freshman defender Sarah Cunningham with four.  First year player and senior goalie, Alexis Phillips had fourteen saves.

The biggest lead of the game went to SNC in the first half, SNC leading 5-2.  Humboldt was able add one more goal closing out the half with SNC leading 5-3.  With six minutes left to play in regulation, Anna Evans challenged to crease roll her defender and scored the would be “game winner”, giving SNC a lead of 6-4.  Humboldt rallied for one more goal, and set the score 6-5.  With a minute left on the clock, and SNC in the lead, the Lady Eagles were able to gain possession off the draw control and maintain possession to secure the home win.

This game concludes the season for the Lady Eagles who have completed their inaugural season, and are looking forward to build from this year and become full members of the Western Women’s Lacrosse League (WWLL) in the Spring of 2015.