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No. 23 Women's Lacrosse Takes Fright Out of Green Terror, 20-8

Kate Severtson
Kate Severtson

WESTMINSTER, Md. - Coming into the contest with a two-game winning streak, the 23rd-ranked Haverford College women's lacrosse team (8-3, 3-1 CC) registered its third consecutive conference win on Wednesday, racking up a clinical 20-8 victory over host McDaniel (7-4, 2-2 CC). The Fords continued their hot scoring with Sam Silverman leading the way with six goals to her ledger. 

With an impressive offensive depth this season with many scoring options on the roster, it's hard to tell who will be the one to lead the team each game. Today, Silverman couldn't be stopped, and she made that known in the early goings. The junior attacker scored four goals in the first period on just five attempts. Jordan Denaver, Callie Crawford, Roma Hladky, and Kat Ference each added a goal to the count as the Fords jumped out to an 8-2 lead after 15 minutes of play.

Senior defender Kate Severtson is the definition of consistency. Severstson's defensive presence is hard to ignore for anyone following the Fords this season. After scooping up a season-high four ground balls in the matchup with Muhlenberg, she followed up the performance with three ground balls in the first period alone. Severtson topped her season-high with six ground balls, bringing her season total to 19.

Hladky scored her second goal of the game six minutes into the second period. She later made that a hat trick with 3:47 remaining until halftime. Hladky scored four goals for the game, giving her 35 for the season. McDaniel did what they could to get back in the game, but it never seemed enough. The Green Terror scored three unanswered to make the score 10-5, but Haverford answered with two goals to end the half. 

The Fords scored early in the second half, with Silverman adding another goal to her tally, but things slowed down just a tad after. Tiffany Mikulis scored four goals on the day and ended a four-minute scoreless drought in the third with her goal at the 9:49 mark. Mikulis scored another with five minutes remaining to give the Fords a ten goal lead. Haverford carried an 18-6 advantage into the final period, outshooting McDaniel 35-20. The Green Terror were up in draw controls 15-9 after three, but with the Fords dominating in other areas, it wasn't much of a factor. 

Sarah Cahn played behind the stellar defense of the Fords and finished the game with eight saves. Jordan Denaver finished the game with two goals and a trio of assists. Hannah Lopez scored the game's final goal in the fourth period as Haverford cruised in the waning moments.

Haverford returns home on Saturday, April 16, to take on Washington College in hopes of extending the win streak to four. The opening draw for that contest is slated for 3 p.m. on Swan Field.