BELOIT - Beloit Memorial High grad Ellie Woodman came home for a final collegiate event Thursday night, helping the Concordia University-Wisconson women's lacrosse team post an 11-8 victory over Beloit College at Strong Stadium.
Woodman is probably better known for her exploits on the ice as a defender for the Rock County Fury and then the Falcons. But she also picked up lacrosse as a sport in college. Her Falcons ruined the home opener for the Buccaneers.
Beloit's Nicole Dolcimascolo scored four goals, but it wasn't enough.
The Bucs did score first on a goal by Sy Dragon, but CUW tied it at the 23:05 mark.
Dolcimascolo tallied her first goal off an assist from Olivia Nasatir to reclaim the lead for the Bucs less than a minute later, but the advantage lasted less than two minutes. The Falcons notched the equalizer with 20:48 left.
CUW scored the next four goals to make it 6-2 before Nasatir and Dolcimascolo connected again at the 6:37 mark to wrap up the first-half scoring.
The Falcons scored the first three goals of the second half to make it 9-3 when Beloit began to mount a comeback. Dolcimascolo got the run started with a goal at 18:51 and set up Kieran Rodning to make it 9-5. Dolcimascolo struck again with just under 15 minutes to go to pull Beloit within three, 9-6.
The run was halted by CUW with a score just 10 seconds later, but the Bucs continued to press offensively. Katie LaCost notched her first goal with 8:22 remaining. Rodning added another with a player advantage at 6:27 to make it 10-8.
Woodman led CUW with three ground balls.
• UP NEXT: Beloit heads south to Lisle, Illinois to take on Benedictine University Saturday, March 9 at 1 p.m.