NEW YORK – With a game-high five goals by Taylor Quinn and five points on four goals and an assist by Lindsey Ewertsen, the Columbia lacrosse team (6-4) put together a 5-0 run in the second half to propel a 14-10 victory over Wagner (2-8) on Wednesday, March 29 at Robert K. Kraft Field. The Lions score 7 of the games final eight goals to capture its sixth win of the season, tying last seasons win total as the most since 2010.
The first 30 minutes was back-and-forth battle by both teams that lead to a 7-7 tie at the half. Quinn and Ewertsen each tallied hat tricks in the period with a trio of goals, along with score by Caroline Joy. Victoria Kalamaras picked up two of her three assists the half, along with an assist by Fallon Quinn on the Lions final score by Ewertsen to close the period.
Five of Kelsey Gedin’s eight saves on the day anchored the first-half Columbia defense to combat a 5-3 Wagner advantage in draw controls. Gedin’s second save marked her 100th of the season as she currently holds 106 saves on the year.
Despite two early goals by the Seahawks to start the second half with 9-7 lead, the Lions roared back with five unanswered goals and an 8-3 draw control advantage to take control of the game. Joy found the back of the net for the second time at 18:21, followed by another Ewertsen score off the assist by Ruzzi. Quinn notched back-to-back goals, including the latter on the assist by Kalamaras at 8:11. Laine Parsons capped the run with goal at 7:28, before Wagner ended its scoring drought at 3:35.
Fallon Quinn score her first collegiate goal with just under four minutes remaining in the game and in the final minute Kalamaras added a goal, her 15th of the year, as Columbia bounced back for 14-10 triumph.
The Lions improve to 4-1 and will return on Saturday, April 1 at 7 p.m. to host Hofstra.