Furious rally falls short for Mavs
Lake Erie (Ohio) College took a 14-8 lead Wednesday night, then held on to defeat Colorado Mesa University 14-13 in women’s lacrosse at Walker Field.
The Mavericks (0-3) took a 5-4 lead with 15 minutes, 15 seconds left in the first half as Lexie Chavez scored her sixth goal of the season with an assist from Paige Amme. That was the last time CMU led, though, as Lake Erie took a 9-6 lead at halftime and extended its lead to 11-6 within the first four minutes of the second half.
After falling behind 14-8 with 12:55 remaining in the game, the Mavericks rallied, starting with two unassisted goals from Kelsey Krebs, the second one coming with 8:55 left. Allie Henderson scored a goal to make it 14-11 and assisted on Ashley Eickhoff’s goal with 7:39 left to make it 14-12. Henderson scored again with 5:21 remaining, pulling CMU within a goal, but that was the last of the scoring.
Henderson finished with four goals and Eickhoff had three. Ashriel West led Lake Erie (2-0) with four goals.
Swimming and Diving
Colorado Mesa junior Brock Martin made the finals and finished eighth to earn All-America honors in 3-meter diving Wednesday during the NCAA Division II Swimming and Diving National Championships in Birmingham, Ala.
Martin was sixth in the preliminaries with a score of 489.3 and joined eight other divers in the finals, where he totaled 492.55 points.
Martin improved one place in the 3-meter dive over the previous year at nationals.
Maverick junior Briana Purkapile placed 32nd in the preliminaries of the women’s 200-meter individual medley with a time of 2 minutes, 8.64 seconds.
CMU freshman Mehdi El Hazzaz finished 37th in the preliminaries of the men’s 50 freestyle with a time of 20.83 seconds.