Lacrosse season officially begins

By Keegan Godwin

The Loras Duhawks Lacrosse season has officially begun! The season began on Feb 29 against the Augsburg Auggies. The season started off with a goal from first-year Pearl Mueller assisted by sophomore Clare Brunn. Just minutes after, Mueller would score another goal which was quickly followed by a goal from Brunn giving the Duhawks a three-goal lead. Augsburg would respond with two unanswered goals bringing the Loras lead to just one. The Duhawks would then respond with a goal from Mueller and from senior Olivia Flynn. Another goal by Brunn and first-year Erika Williams would close the first half with a 7-4 lead over the Auggies. 

The start of the second half would bring would showcase a dominant performance from the Duhawks and especially Brunn. First-year Erin Conley would get an assist and a goal in the second period and Brunn would four goals in the second half. The Duhawks would defeat the Auggies 12-9 giving them their first win of the season. 

The Duhawks would battle the Northwestern Eagles in their second matchup of the season on Mar 5. From the start of the game, the Duhawks would put their foot on the gas and never let up. Loras would score goals from five separate players; Mueller (7), Brunn (5), Flynn (5), first-year Marianne Gleason (2), and junior Katlynne Wolf (2). The Duhawks would steamroll over the Eagles with a 21-5 victory at their first game at the Rock Bowl this season. 

Loras would then travel to Hamline University to take on the Pipers. The Duhawks would face their toughest battle of the season this time around. Despite another dominant performance from Brunn, the Duhawks would be unable to defeat the Pipers as they would end up losing their first game of the season 18-7. 

With her stellar performance against the Auggies their first game, Brunn would be named MWLC Player of the Week for her six goals and one assist. 

The Duhawks play at Augustana this Wed to try and snap their one-game losing streak.

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