February 18, 2008

Lady Knights Defeat Women's Lacrosse

LAURINBURG, N.C.--The Lees-McRae Lady Bobcats lacrosse dropped their second Conference Carolinas women's lacrosse contest in three days, falling 17-8 to St. Andrews Presbyterian College Sunday afternoon. The Lady Knights even their record at 1-1 (1-1 Conference Carolinas) while the Lady Bobcats fall to 0-2 on the season.

Sophomore attack Kerrie Brown (Irondequoit, N.Y.) set new school records for points and assists in a game, leading the St. Andrews Presbyterian College women's lacrosse team to a 17-8 victory over Conference Carolinas rival Lees-McRae College on Sunday afternoon.

Kerrie Brown led the home side offensively with three goals and seven assists. Brown wasted little time to get things started, scoring the first goal of the game just 14 seconds after the opening draw. St. Andrews built up a 5-0 lead holding the visitors scoreless for the first 16 minutes of the game. Brown scored the first two goals while the freshman duo of Kim McDaniel and Nicole Richardson followed with their first collegiate goals. Binggeli capped the five-goal run with her first of the day.

The Lady Bobcats finally broke through in the 17th minute when freshman Desiree Cox (Hendersonville, TN) took advantage of a foul by scoring a free-position goal. A minute late Cox struck again to cut the Lees-McRae deficit to 5-2.

Knights' freshman Alexis Goldman temporarily stopped the Lady Bobcats momentum with a goal in the 19th minute. However, freshman Ellie Psillas (Hagerstown, MD) scored the final two goals of the first half to trim the halftime deficit to 6-4.

St. Andrews was able to take a two-goal lead into the break by controlling the flow of the game including winning all 11 draw controls in the first 30 minutes.

The Lady Knights made some adjustments at halftime, outscoring Lees-McRae 11-4 in the second half to pull away for the victory. The Lady Knights offense was clicking in the second period with an assist being credited on 10 of the team's final 11 goals including six helpers by Brown.

Lady Bobcats senior goalkeeper Olivia Maurey (Port Orange, FL) made 14 saves in goal while Cox led the way offensively with a hat trick. Abby White (Madisonville, TN) added a pair while Psillas and Clair Shaw (Charlotte, NC) rounded out the visitor scoring.

Goldman and sophomore Elise Moore helped St. Andrews dominate the draw controls, 21-6, by each collecting four draw controls. SAPC also scooped up more ground balls, 23-18.

The Lady Bobcats will be back in action this weekend when they take on Mercyhurst College in non-conference action. The game will be played at a neutral site, Queen's University of Charlotte, and is scheduled to start at 11:00am Friday, February 22nd.

PICTURED: Desiree Cox