MONTEVALLO, Ala. – The Kalamazoo College women's lacrosse team fell 15-13 to the University of Montevallo in the first game of its spring break trip on Thursday afternoon.
The game was a back and forth affair with each team scoring within the first two minutes of the contest. Midway through the first half Montevallo led 7-4, but three goals in three minutes by the Hornets leveled the score. At the half, Montevallo led K by a score of 10-8.
Rachel Madar struck in the first 30 seconds of the second half for Kalamazoo to draw the Hornets to within one. A six minute scoring drought for both teams ensued before Lilly Baumann broke through for K to tie the game 10-10. Twice the Hornets scored to take the lead only to concede less than a minute later. With just over six minutes remaining, the Hornets trailed by just one goal, but they were unable to find an equalizer and Montevallo put the game away with a goal with under two minutes remaining.
For the game, Montevallo held a slim adventure in shots taken at 36-32 and ground balls recovered at 27-24.
Rachel Madar continued her run of prolific scoring with five goals and also led the team with nine draw controls. Caroline Mundell scored three goals and chipped in three ground balls and Amanda Moss had two goals and three draw controls for the Hornets.
Katie Johnson made eight saves in the loss for K.
Kalamazoo will continue its trip as it takes on Birmingham Southern on Monday, Mar. 26 at 12 p.m.