Twelve seniors from ESU’s women’s lacrosse team were honored last Saturday as the Warriors beat the Edinboro Fighting Scots 17-4 at home on Senior Day.
The Warriors were led by senior attack Lauren Nunes, who had one goal and four assists. With 229 career points, Nunes broke the old school record of 228 career points previously held by Kristin Restivo (1997-2000).
Nunes also broke ESU’s single-season assist record last Friday against Seton Hill. Currently, she leads the PSAC with 44 assists on the season.
It was a tremendous day for the seniors. Senior attack Kaitlynn Wiltraut and senior midfielder Whitney Wilkinson both had three goals and one assist.
Senior attack Samantha Weinert had two goals and one assist.
With 125 career goals, Wiltraut is now one of the top ten career goal scorers at ESU.
Edinboro scored the first goal just over one minute into the game, but it was all ESU after that. ESU scored the next four goals to take a 4-1 lead and never looked back.
The Warriors led the Fighting Scots 8-3 at intermission. ESU opened the second half by scoring four goals to extend its lead to 12-3.
This game pitted two of the top goalkeepers in the PSAC in ESU redshirt junior Jessica Maxwell and Edinboro’s Paige Skinner. Maxwell outdueled Skinner and made 14 saves for the Warriors.
Last Monday, the IWLCA (Intercollegiate Women’s Lacrosse Coaches Association) Division II poll ranked the Warriors No. 20. It is the first time ESU has been nationally ranked since 2012.
But the Warriors will be tested in the next four games. PSAC rivals Mercyhurst, West Chester and IUP are all ranked ahead of ESU in the latest IWLCA Division II poll.
ESU (10-2, 5-2) will travel to Erie, Pa. to play the Mercyhurst Lakers on Saturday. Mercyhurst is ranked No. 1 in the PSAC and ranked No. 5 in the IWLCA Division II poll. The Lakers are led by top goal scorers Kristin Anderson (30 goals) and Carly Zimmerman (28 goals).
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