Shea Mahoney, Contributing Writer
On Friday, Feb. 8, the University of Dallas women’s lacrosse team played its first home game, against Hartwick College from New York. The girls came into the game with positive attitudes and were pumped for this first game. During the first half of the game, Hartwick didn’t waste any time starting the scoring. By the end of the first half, it had placed UD in a 0-7 deficit. During the second half, however, UD came back with five goals and held Hartwick to only four, making the final score 11-5 in Hartwick’s favor.
During the first half, Hartwick controlled the ball down on its attack side. UD’s defense played very well, but Hartwick’s free-position shots gave them four of its seven scores. On UD’s attack side, it had seven attempts to score, but the Hartwick defense was able to hold the team to no goals, resulting in the 7-0 lead notched by Hartwick.
When the second half rolled around, UD came out and played much better. The attack scoring of UD was led by senior captain and midfielder Mary Salotto, who notched three goals in the second half. Freshman midfielder Mikayla Tolley and sophomore midfielder Mary Hilker both scored one goal each, giving UD its total of five. UD’s defense was able to hold the east-side Hartwick to only four goals in the second half, leaving the score at the end of the game 11-5.
UD has its next games in Alabama, against Huntingdon College, and Virginia, against Sweet Briar College, on the weekend of Feb. 23-24. The team’s next home game will be Saturday, March 9, against Regis College at 2:30 p.m.
Good luck, girls, in all your endeavors this season.