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McConnery Scores Goal in Opening Loss for Women's Lacrosse

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SALISBURY, NC -- Visiting Mount Olive spoiled Catawba's women's lacrosse opener, taking a 12-1 win at Shuford Stadium on Thursday afternoon.  The Trojans outscored the Catawba Indians 9-0 in the second half to improve to 2-0.  The Lady Indians are 0-1.

Riann Daziel scored the first of her three goals to put the Trojans up 1-0 after six minutes.  The Lady Indians tied the contest at the 17:49 mark of the first half on a tally by Kim McConnery (Welland, Ontario, CANADA/Notre Dame HS/Monroe CC).  Mount Olive used goals by Michelle Scannell and a second from Daziel to take a 3-1 lead at the break.

Penalties hurt Catawba in the second half as Mount Olive pulled away.  Four of the first five Trojans goals in the second stanza came on free-position shots.  The Trojans posted three goals in the opening 10 minutes and added three more in a span of two minutes to lead 9-1 with 14:14 left.

Katie McGovern also had three goals for Mount Olive.  Scannell and Candace Conklin each scored twice, while Michelle Fortier had a goal and two assists.   Meredith Jones (Barnesville, MD/St. John's Catholic HS) picked up an assist on the Catawba goal.

Mount Olive held a 30-14 edge in shots.  Hannah Knight recorded four saves for the Trojans and Bethany Davis (Salisbury, MD/Parkside HS) posted 13 saves for the Lady Indians.

Catawba is back in action at home on Saturday morning, hosting Saint Leo at 10:30 a.m.

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