Women's Lacrosse Comeback Comes Up Short Against Gophers

Kylie Edwards tallied three goals for the third time this season.
Kylie Edwards tallied three goals for the third time this season.

HUNTINGDON, Pa.-The Juniata women's lacrosse team had their comeback fall just short as they fell, 11-10, against Goucher Saturday afternoon at Gibbel Stadium. 

The Gophers scored the opening goal 29 seconds in, but two minutes later Juniata tied the score when Natalie Gibson (Annapolis, Md./Broadneck) found Lauren Rowe (Selinsgrove, Pa./Selinsgrove Area HS) right in front of goal and Rowe scored in heavy traffic. 13 minutes passed before Zoe Fishter (Sewickley, Pa./Quaker Valley) put JC ahead as she scored a goal while Juniata was a woman-up to make it 2-1. The Gophers responded two minutes later to make it 2-2. Goucher struck two minutes later before Rowe scored her second goal of the day to send the teams to halftime tied 3-3. 

Kylie Edwards (Danville, Pa./Danville) scored twice in the opening four minutes of the second half to put Juniata up 5-3. Fishter followed another Gopher goal with her second as Juniata led 6-4. 

Goucher tallied four goals over six minutes to retake the lead 8-6, Edwards scored her third off a pass from Rowe but the Gophers tallied two more to push their lead to 10-7. Arielle Danchenko (Palm City, Fla./South Fork HS) scored while JC was a woman-down with just under nine minutes to go to pull the Eagles within two. The Gophers scored with a little under four minutes. Gibson scored with a minute and a half left and Santana Mays (Parkton, Md./Hereford) found the back of the net in the final 12 seconds. 

Juniata will play at Catholic, Saturday at 12:00.