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ASU Lacrosse: Sun Devils stumped against Trojans in last homestand game

Sun Devils defensive efforts were no match for Trojans offense

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The Sun Devils Women’s Lacrosse (2-3) team lost to the #21 USC Trojans (3-0) 15-3 at Sun Devil Soccer/Lacrosse Stadium, giving them their third loss of the year.

It took the Trojans less than one minute to score and then another minute to double their lead making the score 2-0 with 28 minutes left to play in the first half, in favor of USC.

Within the first 15 minutes, the Trojans scored seven more goals to extend their lead to 9-0. The Trojans had seven different scorers in the first half and nine different in total, including three from Katie Ramsey, three from Sophia Donovan, two from Hope Anhut, and two from Kerrigan Miller.

“I think it’s hard once you dig yourself in the first 15 minutes of any game and there were bright spots in each half, but you need more than just bright spots to beat a top 25 team,” head coach Courtney Martinez Connor said on her team’s performance.

Sophomore midfielder Emily Glagolev got one back for the Sun Devils, off an assist from redshirt junior attacker Kerri Clayton.

The first half ended 10-1 when Trojan’s sophomore attacker Sophia Donovan got her second of the night.

In the second half, it took the Trojans about 30 seconds to get back on the board, making the score 11-1.

The Sun Devils tried to come back with a goal from sophomore attacker Kate Dougherty, however the Trojans answered with two more goals.

Junior attacker Carley Adams scored her first goal of the year in the Sun Devils loss, but it was not enough as USC put two more in the back of the net to finish the game 15-3.

“We have to get back to the drawing board and we actually have to work and run what we have been practicing, because it certainly didn’t look like we were practicing any offense on the field,” Martinez Connor added.

The Sun Devils play at Eugene on Friday, March 15th against Oregon at 5 P.M. MST and will finish their weekend in Boulder to take on Colorado at 12 P.M. MST