ENGLEWOOD, Fla. – The Calvin women's lacrosse team came up short on Monday morning in Florida against Centre. The Knights were nipped 15-12 and move to 1-4 on the year.
"I'm very proud of the way the team played today," said head coach Blake Boehm. 'We're learning a lot about ourselves and pushing our limits. This was the best 'team lacrosse' I've seen us play. There are still plenty of things we need to work on, but we're excited by the progress we are making."
The Colonels took the lead with two-straight goals.
Sophomore Genevieve Schneemann (Farmington, Mich./Farmington) tied the game up with a goal on a free position shot.
Senior Emily Cefaratti (Hinsdale, Ill./Hinsdale Central) tie the game up again at three with a goal on a free position shot.
Centre responded with a 4-1 run, the lone Calvin goal coming from junior Amanda Davio (Okemos, Mich./Okemos).
Davio struck again with 3:23 left in the first half to cut the deficit to 7-5 going into halftime.
Emily Cefaratti scored her second goal of the game with 28:50 left.
Centre got some separation with a 5-1 run that lasted 13 minutes. Amanda Davio scored her third goal of the morning during the run.
Calvin finished the final 10 minutes of the game on a 5-2 run. With three goals from Emily Cefaratti. Freshman Allyson Mesman (Jenison, Mich./Hudsonville) and freshman Emma Verrett (Beaver, Pa./Beaver County Christian) were the two other goal scorers for Calvin.
Emily Cefaratti had a game-high nine shots.
Sophomore Ellis Chalfant (St. Louis, Mo./Mary Institute and Country Day School) recorded three saves on Monday.
Junior Madeline Baas (Grand Rapids, Mich./Grand Rapids Christian) had a team-high three draw controls.
Calvin returns to action on Thursday against Clarkson.