Buffalo, NY – The D'Youville women's lacrosse team lost a tough game against SUNY Canton on Friday evening, falling to the Kangaroos by the final score of 17-10.
Canton caught fire on offense early in the game, scoring the first eight goals through the first 20 minutes. Isabella Lucania (Webster, NY/Webster-Schroeder) then put the Spartans on the board with her first goal of the game off an assist from Jillian Golding (Lockport, NY/Lockport) as the team trailed 8-1. The Kangaroos then tallied three consecutive goals to lead 11-1 before D'Youville scored the final three goals of the half. Golding added a pair as Marissa Markott (Sanborn, NY/Niagara-Wheatfield) added one as the Spartans trailed 11-4 at the half.
The second half began with the Kangaroos scoring two quick goals to lead 14-4 before D'Youville came roaring back. Amber Lundrigan (Rome, NY/Rome Free Academy) scored on a free position shot to lead 14-5. Golding then scored followed by Lucania to lead 14-7 with 21:22 to go in the game. Sierra Brooks (Grand Island, NY/Grand Island) and Golding then each scored on free position shots to pull to within five at 14-9.
Golding's goal was scored with 19:56 remaining in the game, giving D'Youville a big opportunity to come all the way back. However, Canton scored three of the final four goals in the last 20 minutes as they held on to win the game 17-10.
As she has done all season, Golding was the leader for the team on offense. She scored five goals and tallied one assist to lead the team. Kiernan Johnson (Cherry Valley, IL/Keith School), Brooks, and goalkeeper Megan Dulniak (Cheektowaga, NY/Cheektowaga) each recorded a team high three ground backs while Lucania and Golding each had four draw controls.
Lucania was second on the team with two goals while Markott, Lundrigan, and Brooks each had one. In goal, Dulniak made an outstanding 24 saves.
The next game for the women comes this Sunday, April 22 as they play at the University of Rochester at 3:00pm.