Gators Put the Bite on Lady Bobcats

The Lees-McRae College Lady Bobcats battled the College of Notre Dame Gators Monday afternoon, falling 19-8 in non-conference women's lacrosse action. The Lady Bobcats fall to 0-6.


The Lady Bobcats came strong, clawing their way to an early 3-0 lead. The Gators would manage to chip away at the deficit, tying the game at six and taking their first lead off a pair of goals from Amelia Yatto with 1:50 to play in the first half. Brittany Dabkowski would knot the score at seven all just under one minute later, sending the teams into halftime tied.

The second half would see the Gators come out strong, scoring five goals in the first ten minutes to build a 12-5 lead. The Lady Bobcats were unable to recover as the Gators defense tightened up and held Lees-McRae to just one goal in the second.

Anne Shippen led the Gators attack with six goals while Lauren Terry added four. Sara Breidenbaugh and Yatto each contributed hat tricks and Tina Money and Laura Schwarz rounded out the scoring with a pair and a single respectively.

Dabkowski, (pictured top left), led the Lady Bobcats with a hat trick, while Laura Hawthorne had a career high three points off two goals and an assist. Marjie Lesser also contributed a pair of goals and Clair Shaw a single.

The Lady Bobcats will be back in action tomorrow when they take on Methodist College in Fayetteville, NC.