UConn women’s lacrosse put up a fight in their recent conference match against the Temple Owls (4-8, 1-1 The American). The Huskies (2-11, 0-2 The American) worked as a team throughout the game’s entirety and didn’t let up on the Owls. Hard work doesn’t always result in a win, but it ensures the winner has to work hard to attain it, which is what the Huskies did on the field.
The Huskies lost the game by a mere four points, 17-13, in which eight players put at least one point on the board with five of those eight contributing two points. UConn’s aggression was able to keep the game close. From the starting draw control, the Huskies and Owls spent the first half of the game exchanging goals, leading the half to end with a tied score. It wasn’t until the second half that the Owls gained control, yet their win wasn’t secured until the final seconds because the Huskies wouldn’t let up.
“I think today’s game went well,” sophomore attack Sydney Watson said. “I think we had really good energy, and we worked together and pushed for an outcome we wanted. Even though that outcome didn’t land the way we wanted we worked hard and for each other which is always great to be a part of.”
Throughout their season, the Huskies have been trying to figure out a way to put all of the pieces together to bring their team success, and they surely found it against the Owls. Success for the Huskies is measured by the work that they produce on the field, not necessarily attaining a win. This group of Huskies is talented and with this game, spectators were able to see their skill sets work together as a single unit.
Watson had one goal of her own and contributed extensively to her team on both ends of the field.
“For my game, I’m just grateful to be able to step on the field with such amazing people who support me and everyone around them,” Watson said. “Nothing I do or could do would be able to be done without them.”
While Temple managed to count their first conference win, the Huskies gained more of a sense of who they are as a team and what they’re capable of. Eight players scored goals for the Huskies, but in terms of ground balls, winning draw controls and other aspects of the game, there were different contributions from scoreless Huskies.
The Huskies will meet the Yale Bulldogs in New Haven Wednesday at 3 p.m. The same energy the Huskies brought into this game against Temple will be expected moving forward.
Hanaisha Lewis is a campus correspondent for The Daily Campus. She can be reached via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.