DELAND, Fla. – Despite a combined four goals from Maylis Broderick and Christina Loya, the Stetson University lacrosse team fell to Jacksonville, Saturday afternoon, 24-8 at the Athletic Training Center.
Broderick and Loya were two of a half-dozen Hatter goal scorers in the defeat as goal keeper Caili Guilday continued to make her fair share of saves, stopping 14 against JU attackers.
The Dolphins wasted no time getting off shots to start the contest, scoring just a minute and 15 seconds after the initial draw control and continuing their offensive onslaught until it was 6-0, with 24:17 left in the first half.
The Hatters answered with their first goal at the 23:44 mark, off of a shot from Jill Chiachetti, which went into the JU net and put Stetson on the board (6-1). The two teams traded scores for the next 15 minutes, with Stetson putting the ball in the net five more times to the Dolphins’ four, making it a 10-6 deficit for the Hatters, with a little less than 10 minutes remaining in the half.
Jacksonville then scored seven more goals to close out the first half, with Loya’s second goal acting as the only Stetson scoring the rest of the way. Both teams headed to the locker room at halftime with Jacksonville up 17-7.
Only seven more scores were tallied in the second half between the both teams, with JU adding six goals, to Stetson’s one. Broderick tallied her second of the day at the halfway point in the second off of a pass from Danielle Horgan, to make it 21-8, but it was not enough as the Dolphins added three more for the final score of 24-8.
The loss dropped the Hatters to 1-13 on the year and 1-1 in the Atlantic Sun, while Jacksonville moved to 9-5 overall and 3-0 in conference play.
Stetson was nearly perfect in clear attempts for the game converting on three of four and won a dozen draw controls in the first period to JU’s 13. The Hatters had 18 ground balls in the contest, while Jacksonville managed just 15. While the Dolphins outshot Stetson 48-15, Guilday led all goal keepers with her 14 saves to JU’s three. The Stetson net minder now has a nation leading 162 on the year.
Horgan was the assist leader for Stetson with four, while Loya had the most shots at five. Lindsay Summers led all Hatters, winning seven draw controls, and Amanda Parker was the next closest with five. Broderick had the most ground balls with her six and Ana Baranowski was the only other Stetson player who had at least a pair of ground balls as she finished with two.
Stetson next goes on the road to battle the Titans of Detroit, Saturday, Apr. 19, in Michigan. Game time between the Hatters and Detroit is scheduled for 12 p.m., as SU continues with A-Sun play.