- Aiden Locke
Golden Eagles Fly Past Bears
By: Aiden Locke
Potsdam, NY. - - - The Brockport Golden Eagles women's lacrosse team picked up a dominating victory vs SUNYAC opponent.
Senior attacker Cassidy Burnash put on a historic show scoring 11 points (3 goals, 8 assists). The 11 points is the second highest in Brockport women's lacrosse history. The Golden Eagles came out and played possibly their most complete game of the season in terms of finding success in every aspect of the game. Brockport had ten assisted goals in this contest which is a season high and doubles their season total. Goaltender Hannah Parsons had a .727 save percentage, making eight saves on the day.
In the first quarter we saw a 15-minute period of low scoring, defensive minded play with both sides feeling each other out. Potsdam opened up the games scoring with an unassisted marker just over four minutes in from second year midfielder Mia Martin. Burnash, and senior midfielder Courtney Cunningham both scored in the final five minutes of the first quarter.
The two back-to-back goals for the Golden Eagles sparked an 8-goal run that would span from the final five minutes of the first quarter all the way to the end of the half as it was all Brockport in the second quarter. Four different goal scorers contributed to the Brockport run in the six goal second quarter. The run was led by the attacking duo of Brooke Beetow and Julia Quinlan, along with midfielder Paige Thowe.
Potsdam picked up their second goal of the game coming out of half time, their second goal was by way of Junior captain and midfielder, Lindsey LaDue. Brockport would then score four straight by way of three different goal scorers to close out quarter three. Two of the four goals came from Senior midfielder Courtney Cunningham.
The fourth quarter would see a continuation of the third quarter Golden Eagle run. They would score two more unanswered goals to push the Brockport's second half run to six goals. It wasn't quite the eight-goal run they had in the first half but extremely impressive, nonetheless. LaDue would score again with just under three minutes left to play to make the final score 14-3. Junior midfielder Julia Quinlan led the goal scoring with four.
We saw a Brockport team that dominated this contest in almost every aspect. The stat sheet didn’t lie in this one, Brockport outshot Potsdam 34-12, Brockport had 12 less turnovers, and the Golden Eagles dominated in transition going 17-20 on clears while only allowing Potsdam to be successful on 12 of their 25 attempts. Brockport also won the ground ball battle 28-19. Brockport bullied Potsdam on the ride and forced 16 turnovers, while dominating possession and controlling the midfield. Cassidy Burnash dominated in transition forcing three turnovers and recovering three ground balls.
This matchup vs Potsdam was easily the most complete and controlling game Brockport has played all season and they dominated this one from start to finish causing a running clock to start after going up ten with just about seven minutes remaining in the third quarter.
The Golden Eagles women's lacrosse team’s next contest will be on Tuesday April fourth on the road against Suny Fredonia at 4PM, the game will be broadcasted on 89.1ThePoint so make sure to tune in at 3:45PM for the pregame show!