BANNER ELK, N.C. - Despite Lees-McRae's Tiffany Paris' six goal and eight groundball performance, the St. Andrews Presbyterian College Lady Knights scored eight second half goals to down the Lady Bobcats 17-13 Monday afternoon in the final regular season Conference Carolinas women's lacrosse game.
Paris scored a game high six goals to lead the Lady Bobcats. She tied with Julia Campbell, playing in her final regular season game as a Lady Bobcat, with eight groundballs. Desiree Cox added five goals and five groundballs, and sister Cheryse Cox and Campbell scored the Bobcats other two goals. Lexi King collected five groundballs, and Lauren Martin had a team high three draw controls. Paris and Campbell tied for a game high five caused turnovers. In goal Martha Peacock took the loss despite 13 saves.
Seniors Campbell and defender Susan Dael were honored before the game for Lees-McRae on senior day.
Kerrie Brown had the answer for the Lady Knights with six goals and two assists for a total of eight points. Brown also scooped up six groundballs. Cara Manas and Alexis Goldman score three goals apiece, and Katie Wright and Kim McDaniel scored two goals. Kelsey Binggeli added the other Lady Knights goal. Binggeli also had three assists. Shana Schroeder had seven groundballs.
In the first half the two teams traded the lead in the first half five times and had five ties. Neither team took more than a two goal lead during the first thirty minutes. St. Andrews took a 9-7 lead into the intermission, but took control of the game with five goals in nine minutes to start the second half and take a 14-7 lead. Lees-McRae rallied with three goals to cut the lead to 14-10, but couldn't complete the comeback falling 17-13.
St. Andrews outshot Lees-McRae 43-31 and won the groundball battle 46-42. St. Andrews barely won the draw controls 13-12.
Lees-McRae will now travel to Pfeiffer for the first round of the Conference Carolinas Tournament Wednesday.
2009 Season Stats
Pictured: Tiffany Paris