The Army West Point Women's Lacrosse Team collected another major milestone for the program after claiming its first-ever Patriot League Tournament win on Sunday afternoon at Michie Stadium. The Black Knights (14-4) took care of business on their home field by defeating Lehigh (8-9), 12-9, to advance to the semifinals of the league tournament. It was a strong defensive outing for an Army squad that has now held the opposition to single-digit goals in four consecutive contests.
Seven different cadets combined to cause 10 turnovers as Lauren Bredenburg led the way with three and Jackie Brattan chipped in with a pair. What made the difference was Maddie Burns' play in between the pipes. The cow netminder had a stellar second half, allowing just three goals and totaling eight saves to prevent the Mountain Hawks from making a comeback. Offensively, Brattan paced the attack with a team-best five points on four goals and an assist. Caroline Raymond also came away with a hat trick after scoring three times. Rilee Scott, Manuela Cortes and Taylor Andrews each found the back of the net once, while Samantha Stewart tallied two scores to go along with two assists. Read more.