St. Louis- Fontbonne University women's lacrosse drops both games in their first conference weekend matchup of 2013.
On Saturday, the Griffins fell to Concordia University-Wisconsin 17-8. The Griffins fell victim to 10 Falcon goals in the 1st half after only shooting 4 past Rebecca David. The Griffins scored 4 of 6 shot attempts; one of those attempts being blocked on its way to cage.
Fontbonne's attack converted 4 of 9 shots in the 2nd half, totaling 8 of 16 attack attempts. The Falcons were 18 of 38 attempts.
Junior Tabitha Bennight saved 10 shots on goal for Fontbonne. Junior Tierney O'Brien scored 3 and added an assist for the Griffins and senior Brittny Radley added another 3 goals. Sophomore Sammi Reiter scored 8 goals on 12 shots for Concordia.
O'Brien suffered an injury in the Concordia game, forcing Fontbonne to play a man down on Sunday against Beloit. Despite the situation, the Griffins produced a strong 1st half.
After Beloit scored 1st, freshman Lyndsey Godier wrapped the right side of the crease for a left handed crease roll to even the score with 26:14 remaining. Fontbonne then jumped out to a 3-1 lead with 9 minutes to go. Fontbonne ended up trailing 5-4 at halftime.
With only 3 Griffins behind the restraining line, Beloit adjusted their transition and were able to pull ahead, scoring 4 goals within the 1st 2 minutes of play. Beloit would continue a scoring run throughout the half and win the game 16-5.
Against the Beloit Bucs, senior Carolann Brenzo produced 4 goals on 5 shots. Bennight recorded 13 saves in the loss.
Fontbonne is at home on Thursday against Missouri Baptist University. Game start time is 7pm at Centene Stadium in Clayton.