Despite Euler's Best Efforts, Women's Lacrosse Falls To Caldwell

Freshman GK Megan Euler had 19 saves, nine ground balls and four caused turnovers in an Apr. 8, 2017, home loss to Caldwell. (Steven R. Smith)
Freshman GK Megan Euler had 19 saves, nine ground balls and four caused turnovers in an Apr. 8, 2017, home loss to Caldwell. (Steven R. Smith)

LYNDHURST, N.J. – Freshman goalkeeper Megan Euler (Manchester, N.J./Manchester Township) set a Felician University record with 19 saves during the Golden Falcons' 21-0 Central Atlantic Collegiate Conference women's lacrosse loss to visiting Caldwell University on Saturday morning at the Lyndhurst Recreation Complex.

Euler faced a season-high 46 shots. She led all players in the contest with four caused turnovers, and narrowly missed another Felician record by picking up nine ground balls. She had set the previous record of 15 saves in her collegiate debut at Kutztown University on Mar. 4.

Caldwell (5-6, 3-3 CACC) took control early, scoring three goals in the first two minutes, three seconds, of action. With eight minutes gone by, the Cougars had stretched to a 5-0 lead, and with 9:58 remaining in the first half, sophomore Rachel Lucia (Egg Harbor Township, N.J./Egg Harbor Township) put the visitors ahead by 10, forcing running time.

The Cougars entered halftime leading, 13-0. Caldwell amassed a 29-2 shot advantage for the period, with Euler already having made 13 saves. Caldwell prevented the Golden Falcons from attempting a second-half shot, while adding eight goals to its final tally.

Lucia recorded six goals,, five ground balls and five draw controls. Caldwell received five goals, two assists, 10 draw controls and five ground balls from junior Pamela Schenck (East Moriches, N.Y./Center Moriches). Keeper Elizabeth Ruedemann (Monmouth Junction, N.J./South Brunswick) earned the victory with two saves in 30 minutes of play.

The Felician record for ground balls in a game is 10 by Liana Chirichiello (Waldwick, N.J./Waldwick) at Post University in 2016. Chirichiello had a team-high two draw controls and one ground ball on Saturday for the Golden Falcons (0-7, 0-5).