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Women’s Lacrosse Drops to 1-6 on the Season

The women’s lacrosse team sits at 1-6 nearly halfway through the 2012 campaign. The Hawks fell to Rutgers on Saturday in Piscataway, N.J. 13-7 for their third consecutive loss.

MU had a couple of leads in the first half but never took full control. Rutgers scored four consecutive goals before half time to take a 5-3 lead, and the Hawks never tied it again.

Alex Marino scored for the Blue and White to get within one and sent the game to intermission 5-4.

Sam Lillo tallied a hat trick for MU, all coming in the first half, while leading the team with nine shots. Lynn White and Marino added two goals apiece.

Freshman goalie Katie Donohoe tied a career high with 13 saves against RU.

Ali Steinberg led the Scarlet Knights (3-3) with five goals and 12 shots. Annie McGinley scored a hat trick. Lauren Sbrilli and Stephanie Anderson each added two scores.

Monmouth opens up the Northeast Conference (NEC) portion of its schedule Friday at home against Saint Francis (Pa.) at 3:00 pm. Robert Morris travels to West Long Branch for a Sunday matchup at noon.