– The 13th-ranked Ithaca College women's lacrosse team (8-4) won its fourth straight game Tuesday defeating host William Smith (7-5), 14-6, at Boswell Field.
The Bombers powered to an early 5-0 lead to charge to a 5-1 gap at intermission. Ithaca added four more to open the second stint for a 9-1 margin at 21:43. The Herons scored four of the next five to pull within 10-5, but the Bombers tallied three straight and four of the last five scores for a 14-6 final.
Six players won draw controls as Ithaca owned an 18-4 edge in the category. Senior Michelle Avery
had a career- and game-high five draws, while seniors Nikki Dahl
and Kim Armbruster
added four each.
Freshman Allison Runyon scored four and senior Tracy Rivas
and Dahl netted hat tricks. Armbruster and junior Becky Guzzo
recorded two goals each. Rivas and Guzzo dished out a pair of assists apiece.
Armbruster, Dahl, junior Katie Long
and sophomore Natalie Lang
collected three ground balls each, with Long and Armbruster each forcing two caused turnovers.
Senior Jess Worthman
made six stops to earn the win in goal.
Ithaca outshot William Smith, 29-21, and held a 20-16 edge in ground balls.
The Bombers return to action Friday, April 19 hosting Empire 8 opponent Elmira at Higgins Stadium at 4 p.m.