The Lenoir-Rhyne Women's Lacrosse Team (4-5) snapped a four-match losing streak with an 18-5 win over Savannah College of Art & Design (7-3) Saturday morning at Moretz Stadium. L-R senior Sarah Minick (Marietta, Ga.) led all scorers with four goals to go along with three assists while sophomore Mary Minick (Marietta, Ga.) added
two goals and a pair of assists in the victory. SCAD lost despite two goals each from Haley Fauvelle (Lake Oswego, Ore.) and Kayla Nelson (Denton, Md.). Lenoir-Rhyne held a 5-2 advantage before breaking open the contest with nine straight goals which spanned both halves of play.
Sophomore Lauren Donovan (Hollywood, Md.) added two goals and an assist for the Bears, who held the advantage in both shots taken (39-18) and ground balls (28-15) in the victory. In goal for Lenoir-Rhyne, junior Ashley Gruning (Jackson, N.J.) earned the win while sophomore Allison Senft (Marietta, Ga.) added seven saves as the starter as well for the Bears.
For the Savannah College of Art & Design, goalkeeper Jennifer Danko (Westerville, Ohio) took the loss on the afternoon despite totaling 14 saves.
Lenoir-Rhyne faces Catawba on Wednesday in Salisbury, N.C., beginning at 6:00 p.m. Savannah College of Art & Design, meanwhile, returns home to host St. Andrews in Hardeeville, S.C, at Noon.
Tampa Scores Late Outs Lenoir-Rhyne, 13-11
In a key Deep South Conference Men's Lacrosse match, Tampa (8-4, 5-1) was able to outlast Lenoir-Rhyne (8-5, 5-2), 13-11, Saturday afternoon at Moretz Stadium. The Spartans' Greg Griffo (Babylon, N.Y.) broke an 11-11 tie with two goals in the final 2:39 of play to lift Tampa to the win.
Tampa, winners of three straight matches, received three goals from Joey McMahan (Windermere, Fla.) in the victory. Lenoir-Rhyne saw its four-match winning streak come to an end despite the play of junior Tyler Kotch (Butler, Pa.). Kotch scored five times on the day, a match-high, and now has a team-leading 26 goals on the year.
L-R junior Imari Davis (San Diego, Calif.) added two goals as well for the Bears, who were able to overcome a 3-0 deficit to take the lead on several occasions before falling in the end. Lenoir-Rhyne junior goalkeeper Steven McGhee (Durham, N.C.) lost for only the second time in 10 decisions this year but did have 15 saves on the day.
Andrew Failla (Baldwin, N.Y.) played the fourth period in goal and picked up the win for Tampa, who moved into a first-place tie in the league standings with Saint Leo. Lenoir-Rhyne steps out of conference play to take on Queens on Wednesday in Charlotte, N.C., beginning at 4:00 p.m. Tampa hosts Rollins in a conference match Friday night at 8:00 p.m.
Photo Courtesy: Sarah Minick, L-R Athletics