While it may be true that the Lady Eagles lost the game, head coach Carolyn Urban is not discouraged about her team’s future. On Wednesday, April 6, Eastern’s women’s lacrosse team played Rowan University and lost 21-6.
“I know we have the ability…we just didn’t play well against Rowan,” Urban said after the game.
Rowan is a division II team, a level up from Eastern’s division III status. With this in mind, Urban pointed out that the loss should be put in perspective.
“I can’t say that we played our best, but we did have some positive moments. There were times when our defense held their offense and really worked them,” Urban said.
“We controlled the ball decently in midfield. We just didn’t play aggressively,” Urban added.
Lady Eagles player sophomore Kate Hoy scored first for Eastern and ended the game with a total of 3 goals, half of Eastern’s final score. The Rowan team, meanwhile, began rotating in non-starting players during the second half. Rowan’s offense was strong, making good passes and catches and keeping the ball hovering around the Eastern goal.
“I feel like we are sort of in a growing process,” Urban said. Three days after the game, Eastern won 7-6 against the undefeated Cabrini, who previously beat Rowan.
Junior Lindsay Walker plays low defense and echoed her coach’s sentiments.
“I don’t think it was a horrible game,” Walker said. “There were a lot of ups and downs,” she admitted, “[but] we saw where our weaknesses are, and hopefully we’ll take this forward with us.”