Balanced Attack Leads Red Devils in Season Opener

Photo by Chris Knight
Photo by Chris Knight

(Carlisle, Pa.) – The Dickinson women's lacrosse team had a great start to its 2019 season, posting a 19-12 win over visiting Lebanon Valley on Saturday.

The Red Devils put together a string of goals in each half to weather a rally from the Dutchwomen in the second.

LVC struck first with Julia Gabriel finding the net in the opening minute. The Red Devils responded with a six-goal run, capped by a natural hat-trick from sophomore Erika Bloes (Riverside, Conn./Greenwich) at the 18:57 mark.

Mack Maurer (Charlottesville, Va./St. Anne's Belfield) and senior Anne Dunster (Cos Cob, Conn./Greenwich) each tallied a goal and assist in the opening run.

The Dutchwomen tallied three straight to cut the margin to 6-4 before Dunster netted back-to-back goals and senior Eleanor Kaestner (Glyndon, Md./Franklin) put the Devils 9-4, at the break.

Dickinson opened the second half with three straight goals. Senior Sam Marmo (Upper Saddle River, N.J./Immaculate Heart Academy) put one in the net to start things off and then fed Bloes for her fourth of the game after first-year Alex Goles (Cockeysville, Md./Roland Park) recorded her first collegiate goal on a free position.

Lebanon Valley capitalized on an extra-man opportunity as Brittany Hathaway triggered a six-goal rally, scoring three times and handing out an assist during the run.

Maurer drove to the cage to break up the run before Hathaway answered again to make the score 13-11, with just over 15 minutes to play.

Dickinson looked to break away as Dunster fed Kaestner and Madie French (Paoli, Pa./Conestoga) found the net before first-year Chase Landis (New Canaan, Conn./Berkshire) put a pair of goals on the board with her first collegiate tallies to give the Devils a 17-11 advantage.

Senior Maddie Parker (Bethesda, Md./Walt Whitman) closed things out, sandwiching a pair of goals around a final strike from LVC for the 19-12 victory.

Bloes led the way with four goals while Dunster added a hat-trick as well, scoring three goals and handing out a pair of assists to go with two draws and two ground balls. Five Red Devils had a pair of goals to lead a balanced offensive attack.

Senior McKenzie Rambusch (Madison, N.J./Madison) was solid in the center, controlling seven draws on the afternoon. Parker pulled in seven draws as well, adding two goals, two GBs and a caused turnover.

First-year Drew Yager (Towson, Md./Notre Dame Prep) had a great debut in the nets, making seven saves in her first collegiate start.

The Red Devils (1-0) are home again on Wednesday, hosting Messiah College at 4:00 pm.