The No. 2 Benedictine Women’s Lacrosse team continued the best start in the program’s history with a 16-7 home win over No. 7 Georgetown College Thursday night at the BC Soccer Complex.
The Ravens (7-0) got off to a hot start in the top ten showdown by seizing a 6-0 lead in the first 13 minutes of the game.
“I loved that we set the pace of the game today,” coach Amanda Magee said. “We played as a team and they were having fun. I love to see that.”
Benedictine ended up taking a 10-2 lead into halftime and didn’t relinquish that advantage despite the Tigers (4-2) finding some success in the second half.
Junior middle fielder Mary McEnerney said that dominating the offensive possession time is one of their goals at the beginning of a game.
“Keeping possession was critical,” Mary McEnerney said. “We always talk about coming out hot early and often.”
The Ravens showed a balanced attack with five players scoring two goals and two players with three goals on the night.
“The biggest strength we have on our offense is that we don’t just give the ball to one girl and make it easy for the defense,” Magee said. “We talk a lot about basking in each other’s glory and setting each other up for success and I thought we did a wonderful job of that today.”
Mary McEnerney led the team in goals with three on the night along with freshman middle fielder Natalie Wechter.
Mary McEnerney said their balanced attack doesn’t allow for the defense to play straight up on the Ravens.
“Most teams in Lacrosse face guard but because we’re so spread talent wise it’s not really plausible against us,” Mary McEnerney said.
Benedictine will now head into KCAC play with an undefeated record after playing a rather tough non-conference schedule.
“To have a 7-0 start against a pretty difficult schedule is a massive accomplishment for us,” Magee said. “I don’t take it lightly at all.”
The Ravens will not only be looking for their fourth straight conference title, but Magee expressed the desire for her team to accomplish even more.
“We want to win a national championship,” Magee said. “That was our goal that we set back in fall. We aren’t going to ease up on conference just because they might not be ranked opponents.”