No. 12 Michigan scores 17 unanswered goals in win over Flashes

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Freshman Lluna Katz attempts to steal the ball from St. Bonaventure opponents; Katz was swarmed by her defensive opponents but managed to pull through with a clean steal on March 3. 

Amanda Levine

Adriana Pendino scored four goals and Nadine Stewert totaled three goals to lead the No. 12 Michigan women’s lacrosse team to a 17-2 win over Kent State on Friday.

The Flashes were first to attack Friday on a goal by Lluna Katz with an assist from Graceyn Dean in the opening minute.

That Wolverines would respond, however, scoring 17 unanswered goals over both the first and second half. Chandler Kirby opened the Wolverines’ run before Erin Daly gave Michigan the lead two minutes later on her 10th goal of the season. 

Kirby and Daly each scored their second goals of the game in the first half and Adriana Pendino scored three goals in a six minute period. In total, Michigan scored 12 goals in the first half. 

Michigan extended their lead at the start of the second half as well, scoring three goals in first 10 minutes of the half. 

The Flashes offense was limited to nine shots, three of which were on goal. Kent State also won 10 draw controls.

Katz scored her second goal of the game with one minute left on an assist from Madison Rapier.

Goalie Grace Merrill had 15 saves on 32 shots on goal. 

Kent State’s next game will be on March 16 at 1 p.m. the Flashes will take on Detroit Mercy at Titan Field.

 Amanda Levine is a sports reporter. Contact her at [email protected]