ST. BONAVENTURE N.Y. – The St. Bonaventure women's lacrosse team played one of its better games of the season, but it wasn't enough as the Atlantic 10 leading Richmond Spiders came away with a 13-5 win on senior day.
On Senior day, it was Freshman Ashley Easterday who got the scoring started with a goal 1:30 into the game to give St. Bonaventure the early lead. Destinee Johnson found Easterday open in front of the net who beat the Spider goaltender down low for the goal.
Richmond would answer in a big way. The spiders would score 8 straight goals to take a commanding 7 goal lead. Kyra O'Gorman put an end to the run when she took a beautiful pass from Gabrielle Bradley in front of the net and buried it to make the score 8-2 Richmond.
The Spiders would add one final goal to take a 9-2 lead into the half.
The second half played much tighter as the Bonnies went toe to toe with the Spiders. The Bonnies locked down on defense limited the conference's second leading offense to only 4 goals. Unfortunately, the St. Bonaventure offense could only manage three goals of its own and fell by a final score of 13-5.
In net, Kerrigan Cummins would receive the start on senior day at the request of fellow senior Morgan Conroy. In the first half, Cummins would face 17 shots turning away 8 of those. Conroy would take over in the second half facing only 6 shots and making 2 saves.
Offensively, St. Bonaventure was led by Ashley Easterday. The Freshman made the final game of the season a memorable one tying a season high with three goals. Senior Gabrielle Bradley would chip in with two assists.
Prior to this afternoon's game, The St. Bonaventure lacrosse program honored it's five seniors who completed their St. Bonaventure Athletic careers. Kristine Wallace, Gabrielle Bradley, Emily Foster, Morgan Conroy and Kerrigan Cummins.