SHAWNEE – Oklahoma Baptist freshman Lauren McCormack set a new single-season program record with 38 draw controls in a 19-10 loss to Colorado State-Pueblo Wednesday evening.
McCormack entered the game needing just two draw controls to tie Hannah Dowell’s record of 34 in 2015, and collected six for the game to set a new watermark.
“It’s great, especially in the midst of a dry spell to see somebody get that individual accolade,” Lady Bison head coach Jordan Beech said. “She’s come on and made it her own. She fights for it every time and I love that about her, and she’ll be a big piece going forward for the season.”
OBU fell to 2-7 for the season and 0-5 in Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference play in their first game back at the OBU Lacrosse Complex since March 11.
Breanna Wichert, Paige Morrison, and Alexis Martin scored consecutive goals for the Lady Bison for a 3-2 lead with 21:57 remaining in the first half. McCormack scored to give OBU a 4-3 lead with 19:22 remaining. Martin and McCormack would each net one more goal before half as CSU-Pueblo took a 10-6 lead into intermission.
Allison Ingrim scored two goals in the second half, Alexis Martin converted a man-down goal, and Martin scored her third goal of the game to wrap up the scoring after halftime.
Martin and McCormack each scored three goals to pace the Lady Bison, Jamie Jefferson scooped up six ground balls, and Haley Ballard finished with a team-high five caused turnovers.
Oklahoma Baptist continues an extended home stand against Adams State on Saturday, March 25 at 4 p.m.