Women’s Lacrosse won their seventh consecutive game with a dominating victory over Rockhurst University on Saturday.

Olivia Hayden and Jessica Cook lead the team with four goals and two assists each. Cook leads the team with 34 goals on the season and is third in assists with 11. Hayden increased her season goal total to 31, which is second next to Cook.

Amanda Geary scored the first two goals of the game giving the Mavericks a 2-0 lead only five minutes into the first half. Geary would score one more goal in the second half to give her a hat trick. She would have an assist as well.

Rockhurst would score their first goal shortly after; however, the Mavericks went on a 6-1 run in the remainder of the first half.

The Mavericks controlled the tempo throughout the entire game while attacking the goal on all angles. Colorado Mesa scored eight goals off of 18 shots in the first half compared to Rockhurst’s two goals off of five shots.

By halftime, Colorado Mesa was rolling with 8-2 lead. The second half was no different than the first.

Olivia Hayden would score the first two goals of the second half and teammate Cook would score two of her own.

Three other Mavericks would score goals in the form of Amanda Geary, Megan Gromke and Hannah Payton.  

Kayla Lyall would not score any goals but she would lead the team in assists on Saturday with three. Lyall leads the team in assists and added more to her total against Rockhurst to give her nineteen on the year.

Rockhurst could not get any consecutive goals in the game in which killed their momentum throughout the 90 minutes of play.  

The Hawks could not get any passes inside the box which would create scoring opportunities, but goalies Kierstin Elder and Jillian Pfeifer only shut down any opportunity the Hawks has with six saves.

The Mavericks was stellar against a struggling Hawk’s offense. Rockhurst grounded 15 balls on Saturday and gave up eighteen turnovers in the loss.  

Colorado Mesa would continue to outplay Rockhurst in the second half and roll to a 18-5 victory and improve to 10-2 on the season and move up to third in the RMAC behind Lindenwood and Regis.  

The Mavericks continue conference play next week when they travel to Regis to attempt to gain an edge in the RMAC standings.

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Matt Kennedy
Matt Kennedy is a sophomore mass communication major from Colorado Springs. He is in his second year with The Criterion, has served as the assistant sports editor and is now sports editor. Kennedy went to Doherty High School where he wrote for his school paper for three years and he aspires to continue in the sports journalism field after graduation to pursue a career as a sportscaster.

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