Submitted by North Central College
An extended first-half scoring rally turned out to be enough to doom the women's lacrosse team to defeat on Wednesday evening, as the Augustana College Vikings put a damper on the Cardinals' Senior Night festivities by defeating the hosts, 19-7, at Benedetti-Wehrli Stadium.
After scoring the game's first goal, the Cardinals (6-8) were held scoreless for more than 20 minutes while Augustana found the net 10 times. The Vikings owned a 11-4 advantage at halftime and led by at least six goals the rest of the way.
Augustana (15-3), which owned a 39-21 advantage in shots attempted, was led in scoring by Hilary Kargl's six goals, while Hannah Dickman and Christina Letmanski each scored five. Dickman and Kargl also turned in three assists each.
North Central got two goals apiece from Jacqui Morgan and Caroline Gully.Danielle Fiala totaled five draw controls, Jamie Legner forced four turnovers, andLeea LoPresti collected five ground balls. Goalkeeper Sarah Hon saved 11 shots, giving her a single-season school record of 123 for the year.
The Cardinals travel to face Adrian College (Mich.) on Saturday, with action at Performance Stadium scheduled to get under way at 1 p.m. Eastern time.