Maroon Women’s Lacrosse Squeezes Past Carroll 13-12

Ali Sheehy
Ali Sheehy

WAUKESHA, Wis. – Facing a late deficit, the University of Chicago women's lacrosse team scored twice in the final three minutes for a key road victory 13-12 at Carroll University on Wednesday night.

The Maroons ran their record to 13-2 overall and 5-1 in the College Conference of Illinois & Wisconsin (CCIW). The Pioneers fell to 10-4 on the year (4-2 CCIW).

First-year midfielder Karina Schulze was the catalyst with four goals, four assists, 15 draw controls, 13 ground balls and five caused turnovers in a complete effort. First-years Ali Sheehy and Audrey Kaus collected three goals each, while rookie Lally Johnson tallied two goals.

Schulze opened the scoring 77 seconds into the game with an unassisted strike. She then assisted on Sheehy's goal two minutes later. Carroll kept pace, however, scoring four of the next five. Schulze then tied the game at 4-4 with 12 minutes remaining.

After another Pioneers tally, UChicago closed out the first half with three unanswered scores. Sheehy made it 5-5 before Kaus buried a pair with 3:33 and 2:09 remaining on the clock. The Maroons went into halftime ahead 7-5.

Johnson was responsible for the next two UChicago goals at 27:36 and 20:08 remaining. Carroll drew to within 9-8 as the teams alternated momentum back and forth constantly. Two more goals from Schulze made it 11-9. That's when the hosts got on a roll with three-straight goals to recapture the lead at 12-11.

UChicago was running out of time until Schulze found Kaus to tie with three minutes left in regulation. Then with 1:45 left, Sheehy came through with the game-winner on an assist by Schulze. Carroll gained possession in the final seconds but could not get a shot off as UChicago secured the win.

The Maroons owned the statistical advantage across the board – 31-19 in shots, 18-10 in draw controls, 31-28 in ground balls, and 23-24 in turnovers. UChicago cleared 16 out of 18 while Carroll was successful on 19 of 27.

Junior goalkeeper Honor Crandell made three saves, improving her record to 13-2.

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