ROCHESTER, NY – The fourth-ranked Anne Arundel Community College women's lacrosse team dealt third-ranked Monroe Community College a 17-11 loss on Friday afternoon. The Riverhawks came back from a four-goal deficit to defeat the six-time defending national champions and snap the Tribunes' 98-game win streak.
AACC (5-2) was led offensively by Natalie Sonntag, who scored four goals, assisted another, and corralled 13 draw controls. Alexis Heverly added three goals and a pair of assists, while Bridgette Tayman and Lacey Hinkle each had a hat trick.
Emily Smith paced the Tribunes with four goals and an assist. Elissa Callaway and Alli Olevnik each scored twice and assisted two other tallies.
Monroe (3-1) struck first in the game and Anne Arundel answered back each goal with one of its own until Krysten Stone and Smith gave the home team a two-goal cushion just past the midway point of the opening half. Heverly connected with Tayman to cut the lead to one with 10:41 left on the clock, but Monroe extended its lead to 7-3 with a three-goal spree spanning the next two-and-a-half minutes.
The Riverhawks then rattled off five goals over the final five minutes of the half to take an 8-7 lead into halftime. Sonntag sparked the run with her first of the night, and bookended unassisted scores from Jordan Snyder and Heverly. Hinkle scored the go-ahead goal, a man-up score from Jacquelyn Hamelryck, with 38 seconds left in the half
AACC extended its lead to four goals by scoring the first three goals of the second frame, including another man-up tally from Hinkle.
Monroe twice cut the Riverhawks' lead to one, but AACC scored the final five goals of the game to cement the win.
Sarah Healy made five saves. Tribunes' keeper Leah DiDomenico made 10 saves before giving way to Devin Stahlman for the final four minutes.
AACC outshot Monroe, 37-19, including a 22-10 margin in the first half, and dominated the draw, winning 22 of 28 on the day. Monroe held a 19-12 advantage in groundballs.
The Riverhawks wrap up their three-game road trip with a 12 pm game at No. 2 Onandaga Sunday.