April 3, 2011

Knights knock off Bobcats, 16-2

Box score

LAURINBURG, N.C. --- The St. Andrews Presbyterian College women's lacrosse team outscored Lees-McRae College by an 8-2 margin in the first half en route to a 16-2 victory in Conference Carolinas action on Sunday afternoon.

St. Andrews (5-9, 2-3 CC) outshot the Bobcats (2-6, 0-3 CC) by a 36-13 margin on the afternoon, while holding a 45-26 edge in ground balls and converting 33-of-37 clear attempts. The Bobcats converted 18-of-27 clear attempts, as St. Andrews controlled 13 of the game's 20 draws.

Olivia Gudewich (Frederick, Md.) and Emily Guenthner (Nampa, Idaho) each found the back of the net for the Bobcats, as Laura Hawthorne (Winter Garden, Fla.) and Lexi King (Woodstock, Ga.) each tallied an assist. Taylor Moody (Woodstock, Ga.) made eight saves in between the pipes for the Bobcats.

Megan Jolly paced the Knights with four goals and six assists, totaling 10 points on the day, as Kim McDaniel added five goals of her own. Anna Egeln also added a hat trick for the Knights, as Morgan Achilles earned the win with four saves through the first 41 minutes. Meghan Powell tallied six stops over the final 19 minutes.

Allie Faulhaber opened the scoring for the Knights less than a minute and a half into the game, taking a Jolly pass and finding the back of the net to give SAPC an early 1-0 lead. Gudewich evened the tally three minutes later, posting her team-leading 15th goal of the season following a pass from King. The Knights answered with five straight goals, opening a 6-1 lead on McDaniel's second of the game at the 10:58 mark.

After Guenthner countered with her 12th of the season for the Bobcats at the 5:42 mark, Egeln and McDaniel closed out the half with a goal each to give St. Andrews an 8-2 lead at the intermission. The Knights broke the game open early in the second half, as Jolly pushed the lead to McDaniel closed out the half with a goal each to give St. Andrews an 8-2 lead at the intermission.

The Knights broke the game open early in the second half, as Jolly pushed the lead to 11-2 with her fourth of the day at the 15:31 mark. St. Andrews then added five additional tallies over the final 12 minutes to cap the day's scoring.

Lees-McRae returns to action on Tuesday when the Bobcats host nationally-ranked Limestone College to resume their conference schedule. The opening draw is slated for 4 p.m. on Tate Field.

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