IRVING, Texas - The University of Dallas women's lacrosse team (1-0) opened their 2014 season with a 12-9 victory over Hendrix College (0-2) early Sunday afternoon at Crusader Field.
Jessie Koster (Sherwood, Ore.) headlined in her debut with the Lady Crusaders, as the freshman attack/midfielder scored a game-high seven goals and forced a school-record six caused turnovers.
Koster landed 9-of-12 shots on goal, was 1-of-1 in free-position attempts and had a man-down goal. She also added nine ground balls and five draw controls to her stat line.
Koster tallied what proved to be the game-winning goal, with 12:40 remaining in the second period, on an assist from freshman midfielder Mary Davern (Silver Spring, Md.).
Davern followed suit, as she netted a goal of her own, with 11:16 left in regulation. She finished with a goal, two assists, five shots and two ground balls.
Landri Wenzel managed a team-high five points (four goals, one assist) for Hendrix, while junior midfielder Mary Hilker (Haslett, Mich.) contributed two goals for Dallas.
Christine Jablonsky (Colorado Springs, Colo.) started in net for the navy and white. The junior goalkeeper recorded nine saves and a ground ball in the winning bid.
Dallas faces Southwestern Univeristy (1-0) at 1 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 22, in Georgetown, Texas.