Lakers split pair of lacrosse games in Denver

Brady Fredericksen

While the Grand Valley State University women’s lacrosse team has struggled to a 1-4 record on the road early this season, the team’s trip to Denver proved the perfect opportunity to break out of that slump in style.

The Lakers (5-5) took out Fort Lewis College (4-4) 14-11 to net their first win away from Allendale since winning the first game in program history in March against Converse College in North Carolina.

Led by, freshman Rachel Leibovitz’ career-high five goals, the Lakers overcame an 8-5 halftime deficit to knock off the Skyhawks.

Freshman goalie Audrey Kobe finished with nine saves, adding to her 73 saves on the season, which rank No. 12 nationally.

Despite the strong second half against Fort Lewis, the Lakers could not continue their success on Sunday against Regis University.

After leading the Rangers (6-4) 8-7 at the half, the team could not hang on in the second as Regis came out of the half and scored four goals in the first ten minutes, putting the Lakers in an 11-8 hole that they wouldn’t overcome in their 15-12 loss.

Led by three goals and two assists from freshman midfielder Jordan Luberto, GVSU’s attack yielded 22 shots, but only 12 goals.

The team will return to action on Friday in Painesville, Ohio, to take on Lake Erie College.

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