WINGATE, N.C. --- Freshman Peyton LeCompte put together a memorable LMC debut by scoring a game-high six goals while the women's lacrosse team dropped a heartbreaking 16-15 decision in double overtime to Wingate at Irwin Belk Stadium Wednesday afternoon in Wingate, N.C.
The Bulldogs (1-0) took advantage of a seven-point effort from Logan Bounds (2 goals, 5 assists) while goalie Nicole Hinkle earned 14 saves. The Bobcats (0-1) saw a trio of freshmen combine for 13 goals.
LeCompte (Carolina Beach, N.C.) won six draw controls while scoring a half dozen goals on 10 shots.
WU jumped out to a quick 3-0 lead when three different players notched a goal in the first 6:34.
The Bobcat offense kept rolling by taking an 8-4 lead, thanks to a five-goal spree in 4:08.
The Bulldogs shaved the deficit to one, powered by two assists from Madison LaBarbera, 9-8.
LeCompte and Laster registered goals 30 seconds apart in the 24th minute while the Bobcats took a 10-9 lead into the break.
Junior Mia Emmerson (Orlando, Fla.) made 13 of her 15 saves in the first 30 minutes of action.
LeCompte carried the Bobcat offense when she exploded for three goals in 2:28, giving LMC a 13-10 lead.
WU methodically climbed back into and would eventually take a 15-14 lead after Emily Nosek found the back of the net twice.
Nosek led all Bulldogs with four goals.
Drake and Gregg accounted for the only two goals not scored by LMC freshmen.
The Bulldogs' Jaclyn Chiesa broke the 15-all tie in the first overtime and WU would stave off the rally while Hinkle made a nifty save on a Jenah Tracy (Naples, Fla.) shot in the second overtime session.
WU held a 46-35 advantage on groundballs while LMC forced 18 Bulldog turnovers in the second half.
The Bobcats travel to Coker for a nonconference game Saturday, Feb. 14 at 1 p.m. in Hartsville, S.C.
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