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
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
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
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.