BUFFALO, N.Y. – St. Bonaventure women’s lacrosse could not muster enough offensive strength as the Bonnies dropped their game 11-8 at Canisius on Tuesday afternoon.
The Bonnies drop to 1-4 on the season while Canisius improves to 4-3 after beating St. Bonaventure for the first time since 2000.
Senior Molly Hastrich and junior Christine Hanley paced the Brown and White tallying three goals each while sophomore Danielle Drabin and freshman Kellyn Savage each netted one. Drabin and Hastrich also dished out two assists.
Canisius edged the Bonnies in every category as the Griffs held a slight edge in shots 25-21 and also led in ground balls 28-25.Both teams were plagued by turnovers Canisius turning it over 31 times to the Bonnies’ 29.
The Bonnies jumped out front 3-2 early in the first half courtesy of three different Bonnie goals. Each team scored two more goals with Canisius leading 5-4 at the half.
Canisius came out of the break on a 4-2 run to hold a 9-6 edge against the Bonnies with 18:57 left in the half. The Brown and White came within one on back-to-back goals from Hastrich, but that would be the closest they would get.
The Griffs extended their lead to four, 10-6, before Drabin and Hanley netted goals to close the game 10-8 with less than 10 minutes to play. Canisius scored the final goal of the game at 3:34, but Bonnies could not rally any more offensive rhythm and the Griffs took the win.
Rookie Tiffany Raskopf tallied her first career assist for her first collegiate point on Hanley’s third goal.
The Bonnies welcome the Siena Saints to McGraw-Jennings field on Sunday. Game time for their home opener is set for 1 p.m.