Vanderbilt 12 - UConn 15


Lacrosse Falls to UConn, 15-12 3/22/03

On a sunny afternoon in Orlando, Florida, the Commodores of the Vanderbilt Lacrosse team succumbed to the University of Connecticut. For what was to be a turning point in the Commodores even 2-2 record turned out in just the opposite direction.

In a strange echo to this season’s Penn State and Yale contests, Vanderbilt came out strong during the first period, possessing every ball for the first twelve minutes of action. The Commodores would gain an early 4-0 lead over UCONN.

But Déjà vu soon would inflict the Commodores. After a quick UCONN timeout, a turn of events began to dominate the field. UCONN gained numerous possessions of the ball, popping up with it from Vanderbilt turnovers and scoring practically on every possession to finish out the period with a four-goal advantage over Vanderbilt.

During the second half, UCONN proceeded to shut out the Vanderbilt Offense for the most part while they continued to increase their lead. With just fourteen minutes to go in the game, Vanderbilt found itself down seven goals.

Like the game against Penn State, Vanderbilt would make an impressive attempt to comeback, scoring six goals in just over six minutes. But this attempt would come too late in the game. The Commodores would run out of time as UCONN stalled to move seconds off of the clock. Vanderbilt finished with twelve goals, to UCONN’s fifteen.

Though a disappointing loss, Vanderbilt did have some key scorers. Junior Attacker, Michelle Allen had four goals and one assist. Junior, Mary McCeney had three goals, as did junior attacker, Lauren Peck. Senior attacker, Jeanie Crawley had one goal and three assists, and fellow attacker, Kelly Devlin, scored one goal for the Commodores.

Vanderbilt’s next game is home in the Vanderbilt Lacrosse Complex, March 25 at 7:00pm.



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