The Skyhawks kept it close, then it wasn’t.
The Fort Lewis College women’s lacrosse team hung within a few goals of Regis on Saturday at Dick’s Sporting Goods Park in Commerce City before a five-goal run across just a couple of minutes made it ugly.
FLC (1-1, 1-1 WILA) lost 15-7 to a Western Intercollegiate Lacrosse Association opponent after trailing just 9-7 with 12 minutes remaining.
The Rangers’ fast-break attack was the culprit.
”They were really good at quick, short passes and catching and throwing,” FLC head coach Kelsey MacDonald said.
FLC freshman goalkeeper and Durango High School alumna Alyssa Spencer made 11 saves. She made 13 saves in her collegiate debut, a 14-13 victory against Colorado Mesa on Friday in Grand Junction.
“The goals they scored on her were like one v. none,” MacDonald said.
“As a team, for the most part, we played hard, and we hustled all over the field. Our fundamentals are what killed us (Saturday).
“We’d win the ball and play really good defense and make a stop, and then it would just die” on turnovers or silly shots, she said. “We weren’t as smart as we need to be on attack.”