Lacrosse (W)

Tilley Scores Three Times in Season-Ending Loss to Wingate


SALISBURY, N.C. -- Catawba fell to Wingate 11-9 in the first round of the South Atlantic Conference Women’s Lacrosse Tournament on Tuesday afternoon at Shuford Stadium. The Bulldogs, seeded fifth, improve to 9-8 and advance to Friday’s semifinals. The fourth-seeded Catawba Indians end their season at 8-9.

Nicole Hunt scored for Catawba just over a minute into the game, but the Bulldogs came back with five unanswered goals and led throughout. Kendall Wells started the run, which covered a four and half minute span that was capped by Emily Ketron’s tally at the 22:13 mark.

Catawba closed the half scoring four of the last six goals, three by Brooklyn Tilley, to pull within 7-5 at the break. The Lady Indians cut the margin to a single goal three times in the final half, but could not pull even.

Colleen Green twice cut the margin to one goal, but each time Wingate answered within a minute. Green’s final goal came at the 5:21 mark then the Bulldogs’ Casey Roux tallied with 4:36 to go for the final margin.

Tilley led Catawba with three goals. Green, Hunt and Gianna Pezzulo each had two goals. Aryn Dorr made 10 saves with three caused turnovers and six ground balls.

Wingate got three goals and an assist from Wells. Roux had a pair of goals with six other Bulldogs scoring once. Arion Pierre notched two saves. Wingate held an advantage in draw controls, winning 16 of 21 chances.

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