Lacrosse (W)

Women's Lacrosse Falls To Pfeiffer 21-15


SALISBURY, N.C. – Pfeiffer used a strong start to the second half then held on for a 21-15 win over Catawba in women’s lacrosse action on Thursday afternoon at Shuford Stadium.  The Falcons improve to 8-4, while the Catawba Indians drop to 7-6.

After scoring the final two goals of the first half to go up 10-7, Pfeiffer tallied the first six goals of the second half to extend the margin to 16-7.  The Falcons led 21-10 with a minute and half to go before Catawba put in five goals in just over a minute to get within 21-15 by the final whistle.

Chalene Morrison led Pfeiffer with six goals.  Erika Mackenzie added four goals with Kristi Korn scoring three.  Delaney Miller handed out four assists and Gracie Hebert had two goals and three assists.

Megan Shortt (Kernersville, N.C./E. Forsyth HS) notched four goals and had two helpers for Catawba.  Alyssa Corace (Mahopac, N.Y./Mahopac HS) also had four goals with one assist.  Caroline Beggs (St. Johns, Fla./Bartram Trail HS) scored three goals with a pair of assists and Kourtney Jones (Mooresville, N.C./Lake Norman HS) followed with two goals and two assists.

The teams swapped goals over the first 10 minutes.  Pfeiffer had three straight goals, two from Mackenzie, to go up 7-4 at the 17:37 mark.  The Lady Indians rallied and were within 8-7 after tallies from Shortt and Beggs just 3:53 away from the half.  Miller and Mackenzie had Falcon goals to make it 10-7 at the break.

Morrison and Herbert each had a pair of goals in the six-goal run to start the second half for Pfeiffer.  Herbert's second-straight goal made it 16-7 at the 23:37 mark of the half.  Pfeiffer extended the lead to 19-8 with 9:32 left.

Corace had a pair of goals to trim the margin to 19-10 in the final five minutes, but Pfeiffer got those back to lead by 11 inside the final two minutes.  The Lady Indians won all six draw controls from there and scored on five of six shots.  Shortt and Jones combined on those final five goals.

Pfeiffer held a 43-22 edge in shots and helped force 32 Catawba turnovers.  The Lady Indians were just 14-of-29 in clear opportunities.

Catawba plays its final regular season home game on Saturday as the Lady Indians host Florida Tech at 1 p.m.

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