Poet offense held in check in loss to Redlands

Poet offense held in check in loss to Redlands

Photo by: Tony Leon/ActionWestPhotography.com

WHITTIER, Calif. – The Whittier College Women's Lacrosse team had their offense shut down Wednesday night as they were held to just two goals on twelve shots, their lowest offensive output on the season as they fell 20-2 to the University of Redlands.

The Purple & Gold remain winless within Southern California Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (SCIAC) play as they drop to 3-10, 0-7 SCIAC.

Whittier got an early goal from Emily Hansen (Seal Beach, Calif.) getting fed by Noelle Tamas (Granite Bay, Calif.) that cut the lead in half five minutes into the game.  But that was the lone connection for WC in the period as Redlands would go on to add eleven in a row to end the frame moving the score to 13-1.

The Bulldogs continued where they left off tacking on another seven in the second half that opened the game up 20-1 until Neely O'Grady (Lorton, VA) was able to find the back of the goal with :27 seconds to play.

Madison Topping (El Dorado Hills, Calif.) played the entire first half collecting eight saves.  Cole DiGrazia (Brooklyn, NY) played the second half and finished with two saves.

Whittier was outshot on the game 33-12 and was 6-for-10 on clear attempts.  They did however collect 11 draw controls and picked up 12 groundballs.  The difference in the game were free-positions where Redlands was 9-for-11, while Whittier was 0-for-5.

Lexie Meanor (Sewickley, PA) played a role in the offense winning four draw controls and picking up a groundball.  She also added three caused turnovers.  O'Grady finished with a goal and added two groundballs and two caused turnovers, while Tamas had a five draw control, a groundball and an assist effort.          

Whittier has their final home game of the 2018 season tomorrow, Saturday, April 14 when they take on Chapman University beginning at 11:00am.