Photo courtesy of Matt Jones
BANNER ELK, N.C. - The Lees-McRae College women's lacrosse team fell on Sunday (Mar. 24) to visiting Barton in Conference Carolinas action by a score of 17-7.
Game Summary - Lees-McRae would jump out to a 3-0 lead in the first 16 minutes of the game, beginning with a goal from Kalbie Grassett assisted by Katie Kendrick five minutes in. Beth Haynes scored from Victoria Orozco just 26 seconds later, before Haynes would score from Kendrick just past the 16-minute mark to leave the Bobcats up 3-0. Barton would get back in the game with two consecutive goals, leaving the Bobcats up by one with 12 and a half minutes to play in the first half. After a Patterson Jones free position goal with 10:39 left in the half put the Bobcats up 4-2, Barton would go on a five-goal run to end the half and take a 7-4 lead to the break. Barton would out-score Lees-McRae 10-3 in the second half on the way to the victory, scoring five goals in the first five minutes of the second half. Haynes would score a free position goal six and a half minutes into the half to get Lees-McRae back within seven, before Barton would tack on another three goals to stretch its lead to 15-5. Haynes would net another free position goal with 11 minutes to play in the game on a woman-up opportunity, before Barton would counter with two more goals to extend the difference to 11. The final goal of the game came from Orozco unassisted on a woman-up opportunity with 1:13 left in the game.
Stats Rundown - Lees-McRae totaled 22 shots in the loss, with 15 on goal. Haynes scored four times in the loss, while Grassett, Jones and Orozco also scored. Haynes now sits in third place all-time on the career free position goals list, now with 18 in her career. Kendrick dished out two assists in the game, while Orozco also helped on one goal. The Bobcats totaled 23 ground balls in the game, led by a career-high seven from Emily Davidson. Haynes and Grassett each picked up four, while Kendrick collected three. Christa Tumminello scooped up two ground balls in the game, while three others each picked up one. Lees-McRae also caused 12 turnovers in the game, led by four from Haynes. Three other Bobcats each registered two caused turnovers in the game, while Tumminello and Hope Allen each caused one. The Bobcats also totaled eight draw control wins on the day, led by three each from Grassett and Jones. Haynes and Orozco each won one draw control in the game. Davidson (0-4) took the loss in the cage, making 11 saves.
Up Next - The Bobcats (0-7, 0-4 Conference Carolinas) are back in action on Tuesday (Mar. 26) at North Greenville in Conference Carolinas action. Opening draw is set for 5 p.m.