John Breaks Records to Lead Thunder to Victory

John Breaks Records to Lead Thunder to Victory

ANGOLA, Ind. -- Sophomore Kristin John (South Bend, Ind. / St. Joe's) broke two single-game program records as the Trine University women's lacrosse team picked up their first win of the season. The home-opening victory came against Earlham College by the score of 16-12.

John started the scoring early as the Thunder took the 1-0 lead in just the third minute of play. They added another goal just 20 seconds later.

But the offense for Trine really got going with just under 19 minutes left in the first half. Leading the Quakers 3-2 the Thunder went on a five-goal run to build their lead to a commanding 8-2. During the stretch, John tallied three goals while captain Lauren Hall (Hartford City, Ind. / Blackford) and Lilly Dusek (Zionsville, Ind. / Zionsville) each added their first of the game as well.

Earlham would break the run with a goal of their own before both Hall and Dusek each added another goal to finish out the scoring in the half and the Thunder entered intermission leading 10-3.

To start the second, the two teams traded goals with the Thunder taking a slight advantage to build their lead by one at 14-5. The Quakers then found a streak of their own taking four straight goals in the middle of the period to cut the lead to five at 14-9.

The rest of the game saw the two teams traded goals with the Quakers added another at the end to close the lead to 16-12, but the Thunder held on to finish with the victory.

All told, John finished the contest with ten points including eight goals and two assists. Those point and goal tallies both signify single-game records for the Trine University women's lacrosse program. The previous single-game point record was held by Sara Kies in a game against North Central during the 2009 season. The single-game goals record was held by three different members of the 2010 Thunder squad.

Sophomore Emily Morthorst (Fort Wayne, Ind. / Homestead) played the game in net for the Thunder and finished the game with the win and 11 saves.

The Thunder improve to 1-1 following the victory. They will take the field again during their spring break trip when they travel to South Carolina to face off with Siena Heights University on a neutral field. The game is scheduled to start at 10 a.m. on Tuesday, March 5.