DePauw Falls to North Central despite early lead

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Despite an early lead, the DePauw University Tigers women’s lacrosse team fell short 10-12 at home to the Cardinals of North Central College on March 3.

The Tigers opened up early with three goals out of the gate, two by sophomore midfielder Sarah Ramsey and one from junior Erica Rapelje. The deficit was quickly evened as the Cardinals scored three goals in a matter of 40 seconds.  

After trading goals for a time, North Central’s Addie Records gave the Cardinals an advantage of 6-5 with 2:57 remaining in the first half of play.  

The scoring continued in the second half as North Central took a 12-8 lead over DePauw. First-year attacker Caleigh Ranjo and junior Olivia Miller scored two goals within 25 seconds to reduce the deficit to two.

Ramsey led both teams in goals with four while sophomore Summer Asad tallied two assists.  The deciding factor in the game seemed to come down to the shot differential between the two teams as North Central outshot the Tigers 32-25 with shots on goal being 24-18.  

North Central diversified their scoring opportunities as seven of the 12 goals came from three different players.  

First-year goalie Kathryn Hopkins recorded 12 saves in the loss, while North Central’s Camille Segheiso had two saves and Abigail Leers tallied six.

This loss brings the Tigers to 0-3 on the season while the Cardinals advance to 2-0 overall.  

The Tigers return to play March 7 when they travel to Illinois Wesleyan University for a 7 p.m. match.