After a hard fought battle, Quinnipiac was able to come away with an 11-10 victory over Siena Women’s Lacrosse. The contest had five ties and two lead changes.
Allison Kuhn led Quinnipiac (4-11, 3-4 MAAC) with three goals and three assists for six points. Alex Helsciak scored two goals, while six other Bobcats scored one goal a piece. Kyle Larkin made 13 saves in the cage.
Quinnipiac got the scoring started, but the Saints fought back quick. Siena scored the next three goals to take a 3-1 lead over the Bobcats with just over 15 minutes remaining in the first half. The Bobcats added a goal before Briana Sirianni came in and helped keep the Saints in front 4-2. Quinnipiac would tie it up 4-4, but senior Cara McQuillan put one in the cage with just 36 seconds left for a 5-4 Siena lead at the half.
Alexis Deaken picked up her second goal of the game in the opening minutes of the second half for a 6-4 Siena lead. Quinnipiac would tie the contest again 6-6. It would be Deaken again who would put the Saints back in the lead. The Bobcats than scored the next three goals to take their second lead of the game 9-7 with just over 19 minutes left to play. Goals from Laura Kesnig and Deaken would tie the game fifth time at 9-9.
Quinnipiac was able to get two in goal for a 11-9 lead with 7:40 left in the game. The Bobcats held off the Saints for as long as they could but with just 28 seconds left, Schwartz scored on a free position shot and put the Saints down just 11-10. They would not be able to take the lead and Quinnipiac would take the win 11-10.
The Saints outshot the Bobcats 31-28 and also won 13 of the 23 draw controls. Sirianni recorded six draw controls and picked up a team-high three ground balls.
Siena continued their three-game road trip as they travel to West Long Branch, New Jersey to take on Monmouth on Saturday, Apr. 22. First draw is set for 1 p.m.