03/26/2012 – The women's lacrosse team hosted teams from all over the country this past weekend as part of their new affiliation with the NWLL (National Women's Lacrosse League). The Saints won three of their four matches to run their overall record to 5-4 and to 3-2 in league play.
On Thursday the Saints were matched up with Midland University out of Fremont, Nebraska. Aquinas defeated the Warriors by the count of 18-4. The Saints were led by Kati Rogers and Hannah Brogger, who each recorded five goals and two assists. The following afternoon saw similar results as the Saints defeated MIAA opponent, Olivet, 17-6. Once again the duo of Brogger/Rogers provided much of the offense for the Saints. Rogers accounted for five goals, while Brogger collected five goals and two assists.
On Saturday, the Saints were pitted against Robert Morris out of the Chicago area. The Saints and Eagles affair was one of five matches that were contested on the Aquinas field on Saturday. Aquinas extended its winning streak to four as the Saints defeated Robert Morris 13-5. Hannah Brogger and Kati Rogers accounted for nine of the 13 goals for the Saints. The final contest of the weekend proved to be the toughest as the Bees from the Savannah College of Art and Design defeated the host Saints 18-11. After leading 4-2, the Saints were stung by the Bees as SCAD went on a 13-2 scoring run. Offensively Aquinas was led by Liza Flewelling's five goals, while freshman Alex Burns scored three goals and recorded three assists.
The Saints return to action on Tuesday as Aquinas travels across town to battle the Panthers of Davenport (5-4, 2-4 NWLL) at 5 p.m.