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WHITTIER, Calif. – The Whittier College Women's Lacrosse team faced their toughest competition yet this season against Framingham State University getting blanked for the first time this season 16-0 at Memorial Stadium.
The Purple & Gold drop now to 2-6, 0-4 SCIAC, while Framingham State improves to 4-1.
Whittier was coming off a solid 16-1 victory over Johnson & Wales this past Friday but couldn't keep the high powered offense going Tuesday morning as the Rams proved tough on the defensive end forcing 28 WC turnovers and limiting the attack to just 10 shots.
Lexie Meanor (Sewickley, PA) and Morgan Miracle (Tustin, Calif.) each took three shots to lead the offense. Meanor also added two groundballs and two draw controls. Ilah Hardersen (Buckley, WA) finished with a pair of groundballs, a draw and a caused turnover and Gabby Boller (Howell, NJ) added a two groundball, a draw control, and a couple of caused turnovers effort.
Madison Topping (El Dorado Hills, Calif.) in goal played all 60:00 minutes and finished with five saves against 21 shots.
Framingham State put up 13 goals in the first half and then added another three in the second as they worked on maintaining possession and their motion offense. Whittier was outshot 28-10 and lost the battle on draw controls 10-7. They also added 14 groundballs and were 9-of-19 on clear attempts. On free positions the Poets couldn't convert going 0-for-4.
Whittier returns to the field this Saturday, March 23 when they host Whitworth University beginning at 4:00pm.