Sabre women's lacrosse drops second game of Iowa trip 17-9 at Cornell

Alyssa Kasper and Jill Schneider play defense.

MOUNT VERNON, Iowa - Marian University women's lacrosse (3-12, 2-10 MWLC) trailed by only one at halftime but fell to Cornell 17-9 in MWLC action.

Marian was able to jump out to an early 3-2 lead just 4:41 into the game before Cornell was able to score five unanswered goals and take a 7-3 advantage.  Marian battled back scoring the next four goals to tie the game at 7-7 only to have the Rams score a free position goal with 3:36 left in the half to take an 8-7 lead into halftime.

The Rams were able to jump on the Sabres most of the second half scoring the first three goals before sophomore Lindsay Lewison scored with an assist to freshman Sally Moris.  Cornell added five unanswered goals to bring their lead to 18-6.  The two squads traded teams in the final four minutes to set the final at 17-9.

Moris had another five-point game scoring five times with one assist along with 12 draw controls and a pair of ground balls and caused turnovers.  Senior Hailey Miller and Lewison each added multi-goal efforts in the defeat.

Junior Maggie Cusey made six saves on 14 shots in the first half, while fellow junior Molly Gross made 11 saves on 20 shots in the second half.

Marian closes out their road trip in Iowa at Clarke Monday, April 22 for a 1 p.m. start.