EASTON, Pa. – Rylee Arnold scored twice and fired nine shots as the St. Bonaventure women's lacrosse team dropped a 13-5 decision at Lafayette on Saturday afternoon.
Lafayette improves to 3-3 on the season while St. Bonaventure falls to 0-6.
The hosts outshot Bona by a 37-23 margin, but the Bonnies won 12 of 20 draws.
The Leopards got on the board early on a goal from Kristin Schaen just 29 seconds into the game after winning the opening draw.
Arnold tied the game with a goal of her own just over five minutes in for the 1-1 score.
The contest remained tied until Jane Kirby found the net with 17:56 left in the opening half. Hannah Davey came through with another score for the Leopards on a free position shot three minutes later.
Before halftime, though, Lafayette scored the final three goals to take a 6-2 advantage to intermission.
The opening minutes of the second half were a defensive struggle with no scoring until the 21:55 mark when Arnold scored again to cut the deficit to 6-3.
Bona continued to rally, cutting within 6-4 with 18:58 remaining.
Lafayette ended the Bonnies run with 18:37 left in the contest, though, as Kirby scored another goal for a 7-4 edge.
With the score at 8-4, Kristine Wallace took advantage of a Leopards penalty to score with the man-up goal and still 13:12 remaining.
Bona still stood at an 8-5 deficit when Lafayette began a strong game-ending run. The Leopards found insurance at 10:20 then scored again with the man-up advantage with 4:36 to play.
Lafayette wrapped up the game with a 5-0 break to put away thoughts of a Bona rally.
Morgan Conroy played all 60 minutes in net for the Bonnies, making 15 saves.
The Bonnies were good on 18 of 28 clear attempts while Lafayette went 24-for-25 in clear attempts.
St. Bonaventure returns to competition next Sunday, March 18 at Robert Morris.