Women’s Lacrosse Earns First Win 17-16 Over Erskine

Box score

DUE WEST, S.C. - Emily Guenthner notched a career best six goals as the Lees-McRae College Lady Bobcats overcame a 10-5 halftime deficit with 12 second half goals to win their first game of the season 17-16 over the Erskine College Flying Fleet Thursday afternoon.

With the win, the Bobcats improve to 1-5 overall and 1-1 in the Conference.

Guenthner paced the Bobcats with six total points, and was followed closely by Lauren Martin, who had five points on four goals and an assist. Lexi King scored three goals, Jessica MacConnell had two goals and Ellie Psillas and Abby White scored one goal apiece in the win.

With the Bobcats up 5-3, the Flying Fleet closed out the first half with seven consecutive goals to take a 10-5 lead into the half. After the half Guenthner got the offense rolling with all six of her goals coming in the period with her final goal coming at the 3:35 mark to put the Lady Bobcats up 17-14. Erskine would score the final two goals, Martha Peacock and the Lees-McRae defense held on for the 17-16 win. Peacock had nine saves to earn the win.

Lees-McRae outshot Erskine 43-27 and won the groundball battle 14-12. The two teams spilt the 34 draw controls 17 apiece.

The Lady Bobcats will take on Rollins College Saturday at noon at Converse for their next game.