(Nashville, Tenn.) – The Dickinson women's lacrosse team took a 6-4 lead at halftime, but Denison University came alive after the break to post a 16-12 win over the Red Devils at Vanderbilt University on Saturday afternoon.
The Big Red pulled in front 3-1, before Dickinson strung together five straight goals to hold a 6-3 advantage with 4:30 remaining in the half.
Junior Eleanor Kaestner (Glyndon, Md./Franklin) tallied the final two goals of the run and combined with first-year Erika Bloes (Riverside, Conn./Greenwich) for pair of free position goals in a span of 30 seconds to put the Devils up, 8-5, early in the second half.
Denison countered with three straight before Dickinson went up 10-8 behind tallies from Mack Maurer (Charlottesville, Va./St. Anne's Belfield) and Bloes, at the midpoint of the half.
The Big Red made a big run, scoring six straight in an 8-2 clip with Bloes breaking things up with a pair in the final four minutes.
Bloes tallied five goals while Kaestner finished with a hat-trick as well. Maurer scored two and controlled four draws on the day.
Mindy Corney (Ballston Lake, N.Y./Burnt Hills-Ballston Lake) anchored the defensive effort with five caused turnovers and three ground balls. Avery Priest (San Rafael, Calif./St. Ignatius Prep) made six saves in the nets.
Maddy Heher led Denison (4-1) with four goals while Becca Jones and Hannah Magarian each made six saves in a half of action.
The Red Devils slip to 3-3 overall. They open Centennial Conference play next Saturday with a 3:00 pm start at Washington College.