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Emme McMullen had five goals to lead the Athenas
Emme McMullen had five goals to lead the Athenas

CMS Women's Lacrosse Pulls Away for 17-10 Win over Chapman

ORANGE, Calif. – Emme McMullen had five goals, four in the first half, and the Claremont-Mudd-Scripps women's lactose team used a late 8-0 run to break open a tight game and take a 17-10 win over Chapman on Wednesday evening at Wilson Field.

With the win, CMS moves to 4-2 overall and 3-1 in the SCIAC, taking over sole possession of second place in the conference standings. Chapman slips to 6-3 overall and 3-2 in the SCIAC with the loss.

McMullen's first goal gave the Athenas a 2-1 lead heading into the second quarter before Chapman tied it at 2-2. Bella Lynch gave CMS the lead for good with a free position goal, and McMullen followed with two straight to stretch the lead to 5-2. Abby Parrish made it a four-goal run for CMS, and after Chapman answered, McMullen responded with her fourth goal of the half to make it a 7-3 lead heading into the break.

Parrish started the second half with her second goal, but Chapman scored three in a row to get as close as 8-6. CMS responded with its own 3-0 run in a span of 1:39 and added the first five goals of the fourth to break it open. Lynch had her second free position goal of the day to restore a three-goal lead with 1:52 left in the third. A minute later, Rachel Leonardi scored to make it 10-6 and Grace Minturn tallied one with 13 seconds left to make it 11-6 entering the fourth.

McMullen then opened the fourth with her fifth goal, and Cate Lewison added a free position goal to make it a 5-0 run with 12:40 to go. Grace Minturn followed with her second goal of the night, Maggie Griffis added one, and Lewison scored her second to get the lead up to 10. After Chapman ended the 8-0 run, Natalie Teare scored the final goal for CMS before the Panthers closed on a 3-0 run to make the final 17-10.

Kendall Chapko had a big first half in goal, making eight saves and allowing just three goals. Lewison had seven ground balls and four caused turnovers to pace the defense.

CMS will next be in action on Wednesday when it hosts Redlands at Zinda Field for a 7 p.m. contest.