Photo courtesy of Matt Jones
FRANKLIN SPRINGS, Ga. - The Lees-McRae College women's lacrosse team dropped its Conference Carolinas contest to Emmanuel (Ga.) on the road by a score of 17-16.
Game Summary - Victoria Orozco and Beth Haynes scored the first two goals of the game to put the Bobcats up 2-0 in the first five minutes, before Emmanuel (Ga.) would net two consecutive goals to tie the game at the 18-minute mark. As the halfway point of the period came and went, Lees-McRae would re-gain its two-goal advantage with markers from Madi Barry (12:47) and Patterson Jones (10:49), both assisted by Katie Kendrick. Once the half ticked down inside the final 10 minutes, the Lions would tie the game again with two goals 28 seconds apart. Barry would score unassisted to put the Bobcats ahead 5-4 with 5:25 to play in the half, before assisting on a goal by Kendrick with 2:22 left in the frame to put the Bobcats up 6-4. The Lions would get on the board again with 1:22 left in the half, before Jones would score from Barry with 12 seconds left in the half to send the Bobcats to the break up 7-5.
The Lions began the second half with a three-goal run to go ahead 8-7, before Haynes scored from Jones and Orozco from Barry scored 1:07 apart to put the Bobcats back in front seven minutes into the half. The teams would go goal-for-goal for the next four minutes, leaving the Bobcats ahead 11-10 with 19 minutes to play in the second half. Two consecutive Lions goals would put the home team up by one, before Orozco would score unassisted to tie the game at 12 with 10 minutes to play. The Lions would score with nine minutes to play, before Haynes would score again from Kendrick to tie the game at 13 with under eight minutes to play. The Lions would begin to pull away with a three-goal run in less than three minutes, before the Bobcats would counter with a three-goal run of their own to leave the game tied at 16 heading into the final minute. Orozco would score a free position goal with 4:14 to play, before Kendrick would score unassisted with 3:40 left. Orozco would tie the game at 16 with an unassisted marker with just 1:02 to play, before the Lions would score the winner with just 29 seconds left in regulation.
Stats Rundown - Lees-McRae totaled 29 shots in the contest, with 24 of them on goal. Orozco set a new career-high with six goals in the contest, while Haynes and Barry each netted hat tricks in the loss. Kendrick and Jones also each scored twice in the game. Kendrick set a new career-high with four assists in the game, while Barry helped on three goals along with Aley Shepard and Jones each recording one assist. Lees-McRae won the ground ball battle by a 22-21 edge, led by a team-high and new career-high five from Christa Tumminello. Haynes, Kat Reeves and Jones each picked up three ground balls in the game, while Barry, Orozco and Hope Allen each collected two. Olivia Gilleland and Shepard also each scooped up one ground ball each in the game. Lees-McRae caused seven turnovers in the loss, led by three from Haynes. Four others each caused one turnover in the loss. The Bobcats won 13 draw controls on the afternoon, led individually by Jones with five. Tumminello tied her career-high with four, while Haynes collected two and Kendrick and Allen each won one. Davidson took the loss in the cage, making 13 saves.
Up Next - The Bobcats will wrap up the regular season at home on Wednesday (Apr. 17), welcoming Erskine to Tate Field for a 7 p.m. league contest. Video and live stats for the game will be available at www.lmcbobcats.com.