Red Flash Snap HU's Three-Game Winning Streak
LORETTO, PA. – The Lady Bison lacrosse team suffered their first loss during the month of March after dropping 19-3 to St. Francis (Pa.), ending their three-game winning streak.
Howard (3-4) started slow compared to the Red Flash (2-4) who sprinted to a 9-0 lead with 16 minutes into the opening half. Senior Desiree Cox scored Howard's first goal in the first half with 13:55 left on the clock. The Red Flash limited Cox to only one score, marking a season low for Howard's leading scorer.
The Lady Bison were outshot 16-31. The Bison recorded six saves while St. Francis chimed in with nine.
Cox and Courtland Lackey led the Bison with five shots a piece, while Cheryse Cox and Cynithia Smalls garnered two each. Chastity Dailey managed to only throw in one shot, but made it worthwhile as she converted it into Howard's second goal during the second half.
Lackey was responsible for the Lady Bison's remaining goal. Lackey found the back of the net with 1:15 left in regulation to round out the final score, 19-3.
The Red Flash were able to secure the game over the Lady Bison after controlling every major statistical category.
St. Francis dominated the draw control throughout the game, generating a 13-5 advantage. The Lady Bison were unable to grab ground balls in the second half, as St. Francis garnered 12. Overall, the Bison relinquished 16 ground balls to their opponents, and only scooped up one throughout the entire game.
The Lady Bison will look to bounce back from their loss as they hit the road to take on Central Connecticut State on Friday, March 18 at 3 p.m. Visit Howard-Bison.com for more updates on the Lady Bison lacrosse team.