Lacrosse (W)

Records Fall As Women's Lacrosse Rolls Past Chowan


SALISBURY, N.C. – Catawba got goals from 11 different players in posting a 20-7 win over visiting Chowan in women’s lacrosse action on Monday afternoon at Shuford Stadium.  The Catawba Indians up their record to 7-5, while the Hawks fall to 3-6.

The Lady Indians set a new school record with the 20 goals, bettering the mark of 19 set against Siena Heights in 2013.  Catawba has also matched its highest win total in the short four-year history of the program.  The Lady Indians were 7-9 a year ago.

Megan Shortt (Kernersville, N.C./E. Forsyth HS) scored two early goals, the second snapping a 1-1 tie at the 26:42 mark, and the Lady Indians stayed in front the rest of the way.  Nicolette Salay (Columbus, N.J./N. Burlington Regional HS) followed with three straight goals to build the lead to 5-1 after five and a half minutes.

Chowan cut an 11-2 deficit to 11-5 with just over seven minutes left in the half.  Mackenzie Reid had one of the three goals with Adriea Herndon putting home two straight.  The Lady Indians tallied the final four goals of the half for a 15-5 margin.

Catawba kept its double digit lead during the second half, building a 19-5 edge midway through the final half on a goal from Hannah Scott (Centreville, Md./Queen Anne's Co. HS).  The record-setting goal came from Salay with 6:18 to go off a pass from Meredith Jones (Barnesville, Md./St. John’s Catholic HS).

Salay finished with a game-high five goals.  Kourtney Jones (Mooresville, N.C./Lake Norman SH) and Alyssa Corace (Mahopac, N.Y./Mahopac HS) each scored three goals.  Shortt and Kirstyn Kruse (Sagamore Beach, Mass./Williston Northampton Prep) both had two goals with Meredith Jones and Caroline Beggs (St. Johns, Fla./Bartram Trail HS) handing out three assists.

Herndon picked up three goals for Chowan.  Reid tallied twice to give her 50 on the season.

With her four points on a goal and three helpers, Beggs set a new school record with 46 points on the season.  She is five goals away from setting a new mark in goals scored.  Meredith Jones has set a new record for assists in a season with 14, but Beggs and Kruse are right behind with 13 and Corace has a 12.

Catawba with next host Pfeiffer on Thursday at 3 p.m.

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