St. Charles, Mo.: The Regis University women's lacrosse team again led at halftime but for the second game in a row lost that lead and eventually lost to Lindenwood 15-12 for their third straight loss.
Regis (6-7, 4-2 WILA) will have an uphill climb and need some help from some other teams in order to repeat as the WILA regular season champion. Lindenwood improved to 10-2 overall and is 4-0 in WILA play.
Senior Margaret Nahrup got the Rangers on the board first with a goal just 28 second into the game. Senior Morgan Taylor broke a 5-5 tie with her only goal of the game with 8:50 left. Neither team could score the rest of the way and Regis led 6-5 at half.
The same two teams played a couple of weeks ago and it was also a nail-biter with Lindenwood winning in double overtime 14-13.
Melissa Menchella tied the score at six just two minutes into the second half before the Rangers scored the next three goals to take their biggest lead at 9-6. Sophomore Danica Cutshall scored two of the three goals with freshman Emily Behr getting the other.
The Regis offense went a little stagnant after that as they only scored three more goals over the next 24 minutes.
Junior Jessika Carlstrom tied the score at 12 with just under 10 minutes remaining but Lindenwood would score the last three goals of the game to win 15-12.
Cutshall led the team with five goals scored and set yet another Regis single-game record with 14 draw controls, beating her previous record of 12 set earlier this season. She now has an astounding 99 on the season.
Nahrup tallied two goals, while Behr had a team-high five ground balls, while Carlstrom picked up four and freshman Sierra Perrella collecting three.
Regis will travel to Durango, Colo. to take on Fort Lewis on Friday.