ROME, Ga. --- Sophomore Peyton LeCompte netted a hat trick and senior Mia Emmerson made a dozen saves while the Lees-McRae women's lacrosse team dropped an 11-4 decision to Shorter Saturday morning at Ben Brady Field in Rome, Ga.
The Hawks (4-10) had five players score multiple goals while the team was a perfect 15-for-15 on clear attempts. The Bobcats (4-8) caused 12 turnovers and went 12-for-13 on clear attempts.
With the hat trick, LeCompte (Carolina Beach, N.C.) is tied for the Conference Carolinas lead in goals with 41.
Shorter grabbed a 2-0 lead in the first 14 minutes before LeCompte found the back of the net with 14:38 remaining in the first half on a free-position attempt.
Following a pair of Hawks goals, LeCompte dished an assist to Taylor Drake (Jupiter, Fla.) at the 8:10 mark.
LMC cut the deficit to one, 4-3, only 51 seconds into the second half with another LeCompte goal.
Shorter embarked on a 6-0 run over a 16:28 span.
The Bobcats saw LeCompte's third goal happen with 5:58 remaining in regulation.
Emmerson (Orlando, Fla.) currently leads the conference with 148 saves.
Coach Lexi King and the Bobcats welcome Newberry Wednesday, April 13 at 3 p.m. to Tate Field.
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