March 23, 2013

First half surge lifts Scots over Bobcats

BANNER ELK, N.C. --- The Edinboro University women's lacrosse team outscored Lees-McRae College by a 15-3 margin in the first half en route to a 19-3 victory in non-conference play on Saturday afternoon on Tate Field.

Edinboro (4-1) held a 38-14 advantage in shots in the contest, including a 29-8 margin in the first half, while Lees-McRae (3-3) scooped up 42 ground balls and controlled nine draws. The Fighting Scots recorded 47 grounders and converted 13-of-17 clearing attempts on the afternoon.

Katelin Rooney (Naples, Fla.) led the way for Lees-McRae with one goal and two assists, scooping up a game-high 10 ground balls and controlling five draws. Jessica MacConnell (Cary, N.C.) and Olivia Gudewich (Frederick, Md.) each added a goal, as Gudewich posted an assist and caused three turnovers.

Nicole Dupont (Fort Myers, Fla.) and Jenah Tracy (Naples, Fla.) both posted six ground balls, while Mia Emmerson (Orlando, Fla.) tallied a season-high 14 saves.

Shannon Rohrich paced the Scots with five goals and one assist, while Alexandria DeReamer and Katie Magee each added a hat trick. DeReamer and Rebecca Martin both dished out two assists, as Rebecca Zajac and Martin each scored two goals. Zajac chipped in team-highs of seven ground balls and six draw controls, while Alayna Davis forced a contest-best four turnovers. Autumn Held tallied nine saves for the Scots.

Edinboro jumped out to a 6-0 lead before the Bobcats responded, as Rooney set up MacConnell on the fast break for ninth tally of the season. After the Scots answered with a pair of strikes, Rooney countered for the Bobcats, notching her 18th of the campaign off an assist by Gudewich at the 8:52 mark.

Zajac and Rohrich responded with three tallies, pushing the lead to 11-2 before Gudewich got on the board, netting the Bobcats' third of the day from Rooney with 2:16 left in the first half.

Lees-McRae returns to action on Tuesday when the Bobcats travel to Spartanburg, S.C. to resume their Conference Carolinas schedule against Converse College at 5:30 p.m.

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