Women’s Lacrosse Wins Snowy Opener at Houghton

Photo by Jeff Bray
Photo by Jeff Bray

HOUGHTON, N.Y. — After being delayed due to snow last weekend, the Keuka College Women's Lacrosse team defeated Houghton College 18-8 on a snowy Thursday night in Houghton.

The game was called with 14:09 left in regulation due to the increasing snow and slick field conditions.

Keuka College (1-0) was led by Kendall Neuberger with five goals. Freshman Madison Bell added four in her first collegiate game and fellow freshman Brenna Voigt recorded a hat trick with three goals for the Wolves.

Keuka College 18 at Houghton College 8

The Green and Gold took an early 2-0 lead over Houghton College as Vera Freda and Abigail Wood each scored on a free position shot in the first five minutes. After the Highlanders got one back, Keuka scored five unanswered to grow their lead. Keuka College led by as many as eight in the half and carried that margin into the break, leading 12-4 after 30 minutes.

Houghton College scored the first two goals of the second half, but the Wolves responded. Keuka went on another five-goal run. Madison Bell recorded three of her four goals in that span as Keuka built a 17-6 lead. Houghton scored a pair and then Keuka got one back to make it 18-8. That would be the final score as the officials stopped the game due to unsafe field conditions with 14:09 left in regulation.

KC Notes:

  • The Wolves level the all-time series with Houghton College at 1-1 with the victory
  • Seven different Wolves recorded goals on Thursday
  • Keuka was efficient on their free position opportunities, scoring six goals in their 11 chances
  • Ally Thayer made five saves in goal to earn the 13th win of her career. Thayer moves into third place on the career wins list at Keuka College
  • Elizabeth Sherman gained 14 draw controls against the Highlanders. Her effort tied for the second most in a game in program history. Sherman also rose to sixth on the all-time draw control list at Keuka

Up Next for Keuka College: The Wolves have a quick turnaround as they host Elmira College in their home opener on Saturday afternoon at the Jephson Community Athletic Complex. Keuka College is looking for their first ever women's lacrosse win against Elmira in program history.