Hamilton, N.Y. – The Drexel women's lacrosse team scored eight unanswered goals in the second half to earn the program's first victory over the Colgate Raiders, 12-6, on Saturday afternoon at Tyler's Field. The Dragons had 24 shots to Colgate's 16 and held a 13-6 advantage in draw controls. Senior attacker Charlotte Wood led the team with five goals and helped the Dragons overcome a 4-4 tie at half. The win ended Drexel's two-game losing streak and improved its overall record to 3-2, while the Raiders dropped to 0-4 on the season.
Drexel's Lindsey Kovar set a new season-high with three assists and six points. She also tied her season-best with three goals and two caused turnovers. Kovar went 2-4 in free position attempts.
Colgate's Alison Flood took advantage of an early Drexel foul and scored a free position goal to give the Raiders a 1-0 lead with just under three minutes into the contest. At 16:01, Monica White scored off a pass from teammate Amanda O'Sullivan to extend the lead to two, 2-0. Drexel's Kristin Kopenhaver won the following draw control and advanced down the field causing two Colgate fouls. Lindsey Kovar scored an unassisted goal cutting the lead in half, 2-1. The Raiders' Courtney Miller scored two minutes later, but Kovar answered back with a free positiong goal, 3-2.
With 10:27 remaining in the first half, Charlotte Wood tied the game from Kovar's pass, 3-3. Kovar looked to score a free position goal, but hit the post. Colgate put pressure on the Dragons' attack and recovered the ball. The Raiders' Courtney Miller followed with a successful free position attempt to take back the lead, 4-3. Kovar found Wood again for quick goal before the first half expired, 4-4.
The Dragons opened up the second half with eight unanswered goals to hold off the Raiders until the clock expired. Sophomore Amanda Norcini started the rally after scoring a free position goal. During Drexel's eight-goal run, Wood had three back-to-back goals in the second half and finished with five on the day. Sophomore goalkeeper Amanda Santandrea recorded the win. She made four saves and now has 22 overall. Santandrea also set a new season-high with three ground balls.
The Drexel women's lacrosse team returns to action on Wednesday, March 7 at 4:00 p.m. on the Dragon's home turf at Vidas Field.