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#18 Ithaca downs #2 William Smith

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  • Kyle Evans 

The second-ranked William Smith lacrosse team was defeated by 18th-ranked Ithaca at Higgins Stadium this afternoon. With the loss, the Heorns are 11-1 on the season and 5-1 in Liberty League play.

Sophomore Natalie Daniels scored all three goals for William Smith in the game. Senior Kate Risley had two caused turnovers and four ground balls. Daniels also led the Herons with two draw controls.  Junior Maura Smeader played all 60 minutes in goal and made 10 saves.

Caroline Wise led Ithaca (10-1, 6-0) with four points on two goals and two assists. She also had 17 draw controls and three ground balls. Maizy Veitch had four goals. Lexi Held made three saves in 60 minutes in goal for the Bombers.

STREAKING

KEY STATS

  • Ithaca finished the game with a 38-20 advantage in shots on goal and a 19-3 in draw controls.
  • The Herons were 15-for-17 on clear attempts and the Bombers were 19-for-22 clearing the ball.
  • Both teams had 12 ground balls.

MATCH SUMMARY

  • Ithaca scored the game’s first six goals, including all three in the first quarter.
  • Daniels scored twice to make it 6-2 late in the first half, but that would be as close as the Herons would get.
  • Ithaca scored the game’s next 10 goals to take a 16-2 lead.
  • Daniels completed the hat trick with 6:21 left in regulation for her 38th goal of the season.

UP NEXT

William Smith will be back in action on Saturday, April 13, when it heads to Annandale-on-Hudson to take on Bard.