The Genesee Community College women's lacrosse team matched a season-high goal total in a 19-2 win over visiting Mohawk Valley Community College April 7. The Cougars improved to 2-2 on the season and rebounded nicely after a loss earlier in the week to No. 3 Onondaga - that was the team's first game action in almost a month.
Between groundballs and shots, Genesee accounted for over one hundred in total, with 52 shots and 51 groundballs. The Cougars also held the edge in draw controls by a 14-9 advantage with five players registering four points or better on the afternoon.
Molly Barden led the way across the board with six goals and four assists for a 10-point performance. Her 17 shots were tops on the team with 11 finding the target and she also led the team in groundballs with nine. In addition, she picked up three of her four assists in the first half in less than a three-minute span on goals 5-7.
Kali Wright, Rachel Ladd, Ashley Barclay and Olivia Steedman all recorded four-point efforts, with the latter trio compiling three goals each. Rounding out the scorers was Bri Heers and Miko Yamashita, while Sara Zakes had a pair of saves at the opposite end.
Genesee got four goals via free position that came from Yamashita, Steedman, Barclay and Wright, with the latter earning the game-winning goal less than four minutes into the contest.
In addition to Barden's nine groundballs, Leah Herman and Allison Duhow each snagged a half-dozen apiece. Four groundballs came from Julie Kommer, Barclay and Heers; while Paige Biggins, Ladd and Wright all added three each.
The Cougars will next host Erie Community College April 11 at 4 p.m. The game was originally scheduled at Erie, but had to be changed to the Cougars' turf field after the Kats' grass field was deemed in too poor of a condition for competition.