April 18, 2007

Womens Lacrosse Falls to SAPC in Season Finale

The Lees-McRae Lady Bobcats ended their season Wednesday afternoon, hosting St. Andrew's Presbyterian College in Carolinas-Virginia Athletic Conference lacrosse action. The Lady Knights topped the Lady Bobcats 15-2, leaving Lees-McRae with a 1-15, (0-10 CVAC), record.

The Lady Knights opened the scoring with a quick 3-0 lead. Laura Hawthorne fed Clair Shaw to get the Lady Bobcats on the board at 23:21, however SAPC responded 13 seconds later to kill any Lees-McRae momentum. The goal from the Lady Knights ignited a 4-0 run, giving the visitors a comfortable 7-1 lead. Brittany Dabkowski with just over a minute remaining to close the first half scoring with SAPC holding the 7-2 advantage heading into halftime.

The second half belonged to the Lady Knights, outscoring the home side 8-0 as they cruised to victory.

Katie Wright led the Lady Knights with a game high four goals. Corey Whitbeck contributed a pair of goals and assists while Jitase Hall and Alexa Muraida also notched a pair. Kerrie Brown scored a hat trick for the Lady Knights while Elise Moore and Tenille Inman added singles.

Shaw and Dabkowski, (pictured bottom right), registered the only goals for the Lady Bobcats as the pair of seniors ended their collegiate careers. Both players will leave their names in the Lees-McRae record books now that their eligibility is done. Lesser, (pictured top left), is the all time leader in ground balls with 112. Lesser also ranks third in goals with 54, and total points with 90. Dabkowski closes her collegiate career as the all time leader in assists, 41, and total points, 115. Her 74 career goals also ranked second on the all time scoring list.