March 15, 2016
Women's Lacrosse Drops 20-12 Decision to SNHU
SALISBURY, N.C. -- Southern New Hampshire got off to a quick start and went on to post a 20-12 win over host Catawba in women's lacrosse action on Tuesday afternoon Shuford Stadium. The Penmen improve to 4-1, while the Catawba Indians fall to 3-4.
Alyssa Corace (Mahopac, N.Y./Mahopac) led Catawba with four goals. Meredith Jones (Barnesville, Md./St. Johns Catholic) had a pair of goals and two assists, while Megan Shortt (Kernersville, N.C./E. Forsyth) also scored two goals.
Kristin Wilder tallied seven goals for SNHU with Alexa Bedell adding five goals and three assists. Alexa Allen handed out four assists and scored a goal. Nicole Kennedy recorded a dozen saves for the Penmen on 24 Catawba shots on goal.
The Penmen scored the first six goals of the game over the opening 16 minutes of play with Wilder scoring twice. Shortt, Erin Green (Stratford, N.J./Sterling) and Corace cut the margin in half over the next four minutes for Catawba and the Lady Indians were down 9-4 at the break.
Catawba took advantage of a pair of Penmen penalties to close the gap to 9-6 in the first minute of the second half. The Lady Indians had a shot to close within two goals, but Kennedy made a key save then SNHU took advantage of a Catawba turnover to take a 10-6 edge with 27:18 remaining.
A seven-goal run over an eight minute span pushed the SNHU lead to 18-7 with 11:49 left. Catawba battled back to within 18-12, but didn't have enough to overcome the early hole. Bethany Davis (Salisbury, Md./Parkside) also made 12 saves in goal for Catawba.
Up next for Catawba is a home game against Tusculum on Saturday, March 26 at 4 pm.
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