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Women's Lacrosse Drops Regular Season Finale to L-R

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SALISBURY, N.C. -- Lenoir-Rhyne posted a 15-9 win over host Catawba in South Atlantic Conference women's lacrosse action on Saturday afternoon at Shuford Stadium.  The Bears improve to 10-6 overall and 7-1 in the SAC, while the Catawba Indians fall to 7-9 and 4-4.  Catawba finished in a three-way tie for fourth place in the league, but fell to the sixth seed.

Lenoir-Rhyne began to pull away in the final 12 minutes of the first half.  Leading 3-1, the Bears would increase their edge to 11-3 by the break.  Catawba rallied from 12-3 down with four straight goals to close within 12-7 with 13:52 remaining.  Meredith Jones (Barnesville, Md./St. John's Catholic) had two of the goals.  The Bears struck twice in just over 30 seconds to go up 15-7 with 9:26 left.

Alyssa Corace (Mahopac, N.Y./Mahopac) scored three goals for the Lady Indians and handed out a pair of assists.  Jones also had three goals.  Megan Shortt (Kernersville, N.C./E. Forsyth) had a goal and two helpers.  Bethany Davis (Salisbury, Md./Parkside) recorded 11 saves.

Emily Kessler and Gabby Sousa each had three goals for Lenoir-Rhyne.  Claire Wach scored twice and handed out three assists.  Ines Flueck posted 16 saves in goal.

Catawba will travel to #3-seed Wingate to open the conference tournament on Tuesday.

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