OTTAWA – The Raven Women's Lacrosse team used a five-goal second half on Wednesday night to hand No. 10 Ottawa University a 6-5 loss to open conference play.
Benedictine (2-0, 1-0 KCAC) outshot Ottawa (1-2, 0-1 KCAC) 21-18, which inlcuded a 12-10 advantage in the second half.
The game matched up the first KCAC weekly award winners as Benedictine's Taryn St. Louis was named the KCAC Defensive Player of the Week on Tuesday with Ottawa's Paige Fayette earning the KCAC Offensive Player of the Week.
Fayette would finish with a team-high three goals but would be outshined offensively by Benedictine's Kacey Moore. Moore finished with four goals and an assist for the Ravens. She scored Benedictine's first two goals of the game, the second of which tied the game with 23:55 remaining.
Moore's final goal of the game pulled the game even again, this time at 5-5 with just under eight minutes remaining. She assisted on Emily Ruhland's game-winning goal with 7:09 left to play. Ruhland finished with two goals to go along with Moore's offensive effort.
St. Louis earned the win, playing all 60 minutes in goal for the Ravens. While giving up five goals, she tallied six saves. Defensively, the Ravens held the Braves to just one shot over the final seven minutes of the game.
Benedictine remains on the road Saturday as they travel to Leavenworth for a 1 p.m. KCAC game with the University of St. Mary.