Arizona State Sun Devils

Buckner Reaches New Career Mark in Lacrosse’s Loss to Colorado

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(Tempe, AZ)  On Sunday afternoon Sun Devil Lacrosse (2-5, 1-1 Pac-12) suffered its first home loss of the season by a score of 17-13 against Colorado (3-5, 2-1 Pac-12) at Sun Devil Lacrosse Stadium.

Graduate captain Kaylon Buckner set a new career mark with six goals in one game, added an assist to her statistics and tallied 10 draw controls on the day. Captain Katie Brodsky and Bella Ingrao found the back of the net twice while Mina Scott, Teagan Ngand Lydia Oldknow each grabbed one. Brodsky also assisted on two of Arizona State’s goals.

“I’m proud of our second half effort,” head coach Taryn VanThof said. “We gave up a pretty big gap in the first half and we chipped away one at a time. It started with winning the draw controls.”

Up next the Sun Devils head up to the Bay Area for a matchup with Stanford on Friday, March 31 at 4:00 p.m. MST broadcasted on Stanford Live Stream before facing California at noon on Sunday, April 2 on Cal Live Stream-3.

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The Sun Devils were shut out in the first period, dropping 4-0 as they headed into the second. Bella Ingrao kicked off the Sun Devils offense with a goal early in the second period. Buckner followed up four minutes later to tally the second goal of the half as they would go down to CU 8-2.

“Bucks stepped up as a leader for us on the field, and her emotional presence,”  sain VanThof. “You can see in her scoring that instilled confidence in the unit around her, which in turn giver her that confidence back.”

ASU came out firing in the third period, scoring a game high seven goals. Ingrao and Buckner had back-to-back goals within two minutes of each other. The Buffs answered right back with two before Buckner grabbed her 20th goal of the season. After assisting on Buckner’s goal, Brodsky found the net for her fifth goal during her senior campaign. Scott and Ng added free position goals in the later half of the period. Buckner closed out the third with a goal to cut the Buffs’ lead to 13-9. To begin the fourth, Buckner scored off a free position opportunity to put the Sun Devils in double digits. Less than two minutes later Brodsky’s goal brought the maroon and gold within two. CU answered with four goals in the remaining time while ASU found the net two more times thanks to Buckner and Lydia Oldknow. Despite the late push, the Sun Devils ultimately fell short.

Press Release courtesy of Sun Devil Athletics – Ryan McClure


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