EAST GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. – On Saturday afternoon, the Calvin women's lacrosse team faced off against the Crusaders of Capital University.
The Knights (1-2) took an early 2-1 lead, but Capital came back, scoring seven unanswered goals to claim an 8-3 victory.
Calvin maintained possession in the first few minutes of the contest, earning two shots, but were unable to capitalize on the chances.
7:45 into the contest, Capital's Kathryn Walton scored to give the Crusaders an early advantage.
Less than three minutes later, sophomore Kelly Pepper (Wyckoff, N.J./Indian Hills HS) fired a shot into the back of Capital's goal to even the score at one.
With 7:31 left in the first half, junior Amanda Davio (Okemos, Mich./Okemos HS) scored her third goal of the season off a free position attempt to give Calvin the advantage.
With just under two minutes remaining before halftime, Capital scored back-to-back goals to take a 3-2 lead heading into the break.
At halftime, the Knights possessed a 12-6 shots advantage, including seven shots on goal.
Early in the second half, the Crusaders pulled away, scoring four consecutive goals to go up 7-2. With 12:19 remaining, Capital's Makenna Ozenghar netted a goal, giving the Crusaders a six-goal lead.
With 6:20 left to play, Davio broke the Knights' scoring dry spell scoring her second goal of the afternoon. However, Davio's goal would be the final of the afternoon and the Crusaders would take the 8-3 road win.
Davio led the Knights' offense with two goals off seven shots on goal. Sophomore goalkeeper Ellis Chalfant (St. Louis, Mo./Mary Institute and St. Louis CDS) led the Knights with six ground balls.
Capital outshot Calvin 19-18 in the victory. Chalfant recorded five saves in the loss.
The Knights are back in action next Saturday when they take on Wooster in Englewood, Florida.