Updated: Monday, 18 Mar 2013, 12:00 AM EDT
Published : Sunday, 17 Mar 2013, 10:16 PM EDT
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Fort Wayne, Ind. – The Indiana Tech women’s lacrosse team made history in Sunday’s home opener against Franklin College. The Warriors defeated Franklin 20-0 to record the first shutout in the program’s four-year history.
It was the third straight win for the Warriors, who improved their season record to 5-1, while first-year program Franklin dropped to 0-1.
Five different players combined to score eight times in the first eight minutes of the contest. Meanwhile, the Warriors played lockdown defense, denying the visiting Grizzlies of anything on their offensive end.
After taking a 15-0 lead into halftime, Indiana Tech would tack on five more goals in the second half en route to the 20-0 victory.
Alexis DiGiovanni (Chicago Heights, IL/Marian Catholic) scored four goals to lead the Warriors. Clea Endres (Ft. Wayne, IN/Homestead) and Kendall Guthrie (Lake Oswego, OR/Lake Oswego) scored three times each while Holly Holod (Chicago, IL/Lane Tech) recorded two goals and two assists. Toree Murphy (Colorado Springs, CO/Pine Creek) also added her first goal of the season. In addition to her goal and two assists, Alexa Winter (Perrysburg, OH/Perryburg) grabbed a team-high five ground balls and Ashlee Barwick (Hartland, WI/Arrowhead) caused three turnovers.
The Warriors will head to Athens, Tennessee to take on St. Andrews University on Saturday, Mar. 23 before facing off against Tennessee Wesleyan College on Sunday, Mar. 24.
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