PORT CHARLOTTE, Fla. – Senior attack Hannah Millich outscored the Eastern Connecticut State University women's lacrosse team 5-1 in the first half as the Warriors went 30 minutes between their first two strikes in a 16-5 loss to No. 21 nationally-ranked SUNY Geneseo at Franz Ross Park.
Coming off its first win of the year (14-11) against Whitman College Tuesday, Eastern (1-3) won 14 of the game's 22 draws – as senior midfielder Maggie Bodington (Stratford) and freshman defender Katlyn Molony (Bethel) each had four – but the Warriors had less than half as many shots and nine more turnovers than Geneseo (4-0). The Knights had beaten Hamilton College, 15-11, in their first match in Florida Tuesday.
Geneseo outscored Eastern 11-1 in the first half but the Warriors found their rhythm in the second half, winning seven of nine draws and limiting the Knights to only two goals over the final 20 minutes.
A first-year starter and the team's co-leader with ten goals on the season, Millich scored all of her goals in the first half, with team scoring co-leader Hannah Marafioti adding two goals and an assist.
In addition to winning four draws, Molony caused three turnovers and sophomore Tristan Kijak (Windsor) was three draws, caused two turnovers and scored a goal.
Eastern opens its home season March 24 against Framingham State University in a non-conference match at noon.