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Women’s lacrosse falls in season opener

The Westminster women’s lacrosse team opened the season with their first defeat, 21-13, to the Hawks. (Photo Credit: Westminster College Athletics Program)

The Westminster College women’s lacrosse team opened the season with a loss against Rockhurst University, 21-13.

The Griffins were efficient in the attack with 32 shots and 26 on goal. Seven Griffins scored with five scoring multiple goals. Senior Phebe Walker led the team with three goals and two assists. Junior Melissa Reeves, senior Allie McNeill and senior Audree Erekson each scored two goals and one assist.

Junior Emmaline Russel led the Griffins with six ground balls and three caused turnovers. Junior Lauren Shoughro picked up five ground balls and had one caused turnover and won two draw controls.

The Griffins trailed by one with  halfway through the first half. Rockhurst finished first half on a 7-2 run and began the second half on a 5-2 run to for control of the game and a nine-point lead, 17-8.

Sports coverage by The Forum is created in part through a partnership with the Westminster College Athletics Program.


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Cami Mondeaux is a senior communication major with a minor in sociology. She’s worked in journalism for three years completing several internships in radio as well as a print internship stationed in Washington, D.C. Now, Cami works as a reporter and digital content producer for KSL NewsRadio covering breaking news and local government. When she doesn’t have her nose stuck in the headlines, Cami enjoys listening to podcasts, drinking iced coffee and continuing her quest to find the tastiest burrito in Salt Lake City.

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