Butler lacrosse drops season opener

The Butler lacrosse team meets during practice. They are 0-1 this season after the road loss to Michigan. Jimmy Lafakis/Collegian file photo. 

JIMMY LAFAKIS | STAFF REPORTER| jlafakis@butler.edu

The Butler University women’s lacrosse team dropped their first match of the season to the University of Michigan. The Wolverines won 12-2 in Ann Arbor on Feb. 16.

The match was scoreless for 10 minutes before Michigan drew first blood. The offensive onslaught from the home team would continue throughout the half, including two goals scored within a 47-second span. 

Butler faced a 7-0 deficit at the intermission but responded in the second half with the first of two goals. Freshman attacker Karina Latsko scored her first collegiate goal and the Bulldogs’ first of the season.

“I’m glad I was able to help my team out and get a goal after all the hard work they were doing behind me,” Latsko said.

With 12:52 to play, Michigan increased their lead to 12-1. Freshman attacker/midfielder Morgan Paige then posted her first collegiate goal.

Junior defender Carly Hewitt said it felt great to be back on the field.

“I think I speak for all of the returners when I say I felt more prepared for the first game of the season this year than I did last year,” Hewitt said.

The Bulldogs are back in action on on Feb. 22. The University of Louisville will make the trip to Varsity Field. The match is slated for 2 p.m.

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