By Kervy Robles, Sports Editor
Last Friday, the Oklahoma Baptist lacrosse team hosted the University of Saint Mary (Kan.) in search of its second- straight home victory.
“We always do a film study on each team before we play them,” junior Allison Ingrim said. “We knew we could out perform them if our intensity and effort was up.”
It was only the first minute of match when senior Paige Morrison scored the first of five goals she registered Friday night.
“It was a great feeling be able to help my team,” Morrison said. “I have been working hard and seeing that pay off is always rewarding.”
The Lady Bison finished the first period with a momentary 13-1 score. Freshman Lauren McCormack contributed two goals while senior Hannah Dowell tallied a hat-trick (three goals in a match).
“I got one of my goals from a feed and the other two came from driving to the goal,” Dowell said. “I always push myself to be the best player I can be in hopes of bringing energy out of my teammates.”
In the beginning of the second period, the visitors reacted with a couple goals that put the Lady Bison in trouble.
“We have a bad habit of letting our opponent come back the second half,” Ingrim said.
“However, we were able to keep playing how we have been taught to play and scored another three goals.”
Despite St. Mary’s attempt to get close, the Lady Bison finished the game with a 16-3 score and showing key strengths.
“We have been doing a great job defensively lately,” Morrison said.
“We are also strong in offense making plays happen.”
The lacrosse team will make its RMAC (Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference) debut against No. 17 Regis (CO) March 11 at 11 a.m. at the OBU Lacrosse Complex.
The Lady Bison holds a 2-2 overall record in the 2016 campaign.