Photo courtesy of Matt Jones
BOONE, N.C. - The Lees-McRae College women's lacrosse team fell in non-conference action on Sunday (Mar. 3) to Davis & Elkins by a score of 16-9.
Game Summary - Lees-McRae scored the first goal of the game off the stick of Beth Haynes assisted by Madi Barry less than four minutes in, before the Senators went on a run that left them up 4-1 nine minutes into the game. Patterson Jones was able to break up the run with a free position goal to make it 4-2, before three more Davis & Elkins goals stretched their lead to 7-2 with 10:30 to play in the first half. The Bobcats would counter with three goals in 1:54 to get back within two goals, beginning with Barry scoring from Haynes at the 9:59 mark. One minute later, Jones would score from Katie Kendrick, before Olivia Gilleland would score a free position goal with 8:05 to play in the half to get Lees-McRae back within 7-5. The Senators would close the first half with four consecutive goals in the final 5:40 to take an 11-5 lead to the half.
Davis & Elkins would continue their run with the first two goals of the second half over the first five minutes, before Lee-McRae would score three straight over a five-minute span to get the game to 13-8. Haynes would score unassisted then on a free position shot in a span of 1:03, before a free position goal from Jones would get the Bobcats back within five. Davis & Elkins would score another three consecutive goals over an eight-minute span to pull away, before Barry scored the final goal of the game from Kendrick with 1:03 to play.
Stats Rundown - Lees-McRae totaled 28 shots in the contest, including 21 on goal. Haynes and Jones each recorded hat tricks in the loss, while Barry scored twice and Gilleland found the back of the net once. Haynes climbs to seventh all-time with her 12th career free position goal scored this afternoon. Kendrick assisted on two goals in the contest, while Haynes and Barry also had assists in the loss. Lees-McRae scooped up 17 ground balls in the game, with a team-high six being picked up by Kalbie Grassett. Five Bobcats each picked up two in the game, while Jones also collected one. Lees-McRae earned 16 draw controls in the game, with Grassett leading the way with eight. Haynes finished the day with seven, while Hope Allen also won one. Lees-McRae also caused 10 turnovers in the game, led by four from Grassett. Three other Bobcats each caused two in the win. Samantha Thomson (0-3) took the loss in the cage, making seven saves. Emily Davidson also made five saves in the game. Thomson remains in seventh all-time with her career save total climbing to 113.
Up Next - The Bobcats (0-3) are back in action to open Conference Carolinas play on Saturday (Mar. 9) at Converse. Opening draw is set for 4 p.m.