Crestview, Ky. - The Mount St. Joseph University women's lacrosse team made their way to the campus of Thomas More University to take on the Saints in their first conference matchup of the season. The Lions would come out strong and take down the Saints with a score of 16-3!
The Mount had a big first half scoring 13 goals to Thomas More's one. The first goal was scored 45 seconds into the game as junior Brianna Brannon (Cincinnati,Ohio/Seton) would score her first goal of the game off of a free position shot. The Lions would go to get another two quick goals before two minutes had even run off the clock. The first of the two would be scored by freshman Megan Dancer (Springboro,Ohio/Springboro) with an assist from Brannon followed by another Brannon goal assisted by Dancer. Thomas More would break up The Lions streak with their only goal of the half. Joy Glacken (Cleves,Ohio/Taylor) would score three of The Mount's next four goals. Her first would come off of a free position shot followed by a Dancer unassisted goal. Glacken would get her second goal off of an assist by Gabriella Halfhill (Liberty Township,Ohio/Lakota West) and she sealed her hat trick off of another free position shot. Halfhill wanted to join in on the scoring side of things when she claimed her first goal with an assist from Brannon. The Lions last five goals of the half came unassisted first with freshman Olivia Hocker(Liberty Township,Ohio/Lakota West). Dancer would get herself a hat trick alongside Brannon would earn hers on the next goal. Dancer scored one more in the first half bringing her total to four goals just before Glacken would finish the half collecting her fourth and final goal of the game.
In the second half The Lions would slow themselves down and only score three goals and Thomas More would go on to score two goals in the entire half. The Lions would strike first when Paige Naber (Loveland,Ohio/Loveland) would get her first collegiate goal with an assist from Brannon taking The Mount's lead to 14-1. Dancer would score the last two goals for The Lions on two free position shots taking her game total to six goals. Thomas More would score in between Dancer's goals and would have the last word but neither would enough to make a difference. The buzzer sounded and The Mount clinched their first conference victory with a final score of 16-3!
The Lions will be back in action on Wednesday April 10th as they travel to Earlham College to take on the Quakers in another conference competition. Continue to check MSJSports.com for more updates on the 2019 season!