ANGOLA, IND. – The Trine University women's lacrosse team was defeated by Augustana College this afternoon by the score of 15-11.
Despite ultimately coming up short in the contest the Thunder had three players record four points. Freshman Kristin John (South Bend, Ind. / St. Joe's) came away with a team-high four goals, while seniors Samantha Ihrie (Kendallville, Ind. / East Noble) and Rebecca Plantz (DeWitt, Mich. / DeWitt) each recorded three goals and an assist apiece. The final of team's goals was scored by freshman Kristen Nguyen (Locust Grove, Ga. / Luella).
The Vikings came out to an early lead scoring the first two goals of the contest. But the Thunder responded with five straight goals of their own to take the 5-2 lead with 18 minutes remaining in the first half. Augustana would then go on a 8-0 run and entered the half with a 10-5 lead.
Trine came out of the intermission and scored the two goals to begin the second stanza and pull within three with the score at 10-7. But the Thunder would pull no closer as the Vikings would score five goals to Trine's four over the course of the final 20 minutes of the contest for the final score of 15-11.
Junior Audrey Poteet (Indianapolis, Ind. / Ben Davis) once again got the start in net for the Thunder and finished the game with 12 saves.
Trine will look to bounce back on Saturday, March 24, when they travel to faceoff with Carthage at 5 p.m.