Knights Topple Lady Bobcats, 17-5

Box score

BANNER ELK, N.C. - Morgan Achilles made 12 saves for the St. Andrews Presbyterian Knights Tuesday afternoon in a Conference Carolinas 17-5 win over the Lees-McRae College Lady Bobcats at Tate Field.

Achilles turned away 12 of the 17 shots the Lady Bobcats, who slip to 1-9 overall and 1-4 in the conference, put on goal to earn the win for the Knights, who improve to 5-7 overall and 3-3 in the conference.

The two teams traded goals in the first seven minutes of play with Megan Jolley scoring the game's first goal for the Knights and Emily Guenthner tied the one for the Lady Bobcats. From there, St. Andrews took off on a 6-1 run to end the half with Jolley adding three more goals. Lauren Martin scored the final goal of the half for Lees-McRae to give the game the halftime score of 7-2.

In the second half, Kim McDaniel notched three straight goals to give the Knights a 10-2 lead before Ellie Psillas and Jessica MacConnell made it 10-4 with two goals for the Lady Bobcats. Again the Knights would make a big run to end the half, this time they ended the game with a 7-1 run to win 17-5.

Jolley and McDaniel each had seven points for the Knights. Jolley had five goals and two assists, while McDaniel had four goals and three assists. Jolley also had a team-high five groundballs and three draw controls.

For Lees-McRae Guenther had three points with two goals and an assist. Kari Borton collected six groundballs, and Psillas had three draw controls.

Martha Peacock made ten saves between the pipes for the Lady Bobcats.

Lees-McRae will turn around and return to action against Queens on Wednesday at 5 p.m. at Tate Field.