April 20, 2013

Late Scoring Propels Mary Washington over the Hornets 12-8

For immediate release – 4/20/2013 - #378

Late Scoring Propels Mary Washington over the Hornets 12-8

FREDERICKSBURG, VA – The Lynchburg College women's lacrosse team traveled to Fredericksburg, Virginia to face the University of Mary Washington on Saturday in non-conference action, and lost 12-8 after a late scoring effort by the Eagles.

The Eagles struck first with a goal from Keller Torrey less than two minutes into the period, but LC answered back with a goal from Katherine Francis at 23:54, evening the score. Mary Washington then retaliated with back-to-back goals at 20:47 and 20:23, putting the Eagles ahead 3-1. Each team made small runs in the first period, including a three-goal run by the Hornets starting at 15:57 left in the first. Goals during the run came from Julie Will (off an assist from Kendall Adkin), Katie Seidel and Caroline Kilby, giving LC a 5-4 advantage. The Eagles closed out the period scoring four more goals, while the Hornets were able to fire in two, with goals from Kilby at 14:23 and Will at 2:37, making the score 8-6 in favor of Mary Washington at the half.

The back and forth theme in the first period did not continue in the second. Lynchburg got on the board first in the second half, with a free position shot goal from Seidel at 23:40, but Mary Washington reacted with a quick goal from Megan Gersbeck to put the score at 9-7 for the Eagles.  The Hornets answered back with a goal from Adkin, assisted by Jamie Nakoa, making the score 9-8. After 10 minutes of no scoring, Mary Washington responded with three goals in a row to end the game.

Mary Washington fired 33 shots in the game, while Lynchburg had a more controlled effort, shooting only 13 times.

Will recorded a hat trick for the Hornets, scoring three goals off of three shots, and Seidel finished with two goals. Adkin posted a goal and an assist, while Kilby and Francis each contributed with a goal of their own.  Hailey Bossert played all 60 minutes in the goal for the Hornets, and saved nine balls on the afternoon.

Jenna Petrucelli led Mary Washington (10-6) in goals with three, while Ashlyn Dacey, Corinne Wiederkehr, Gersbeck and Torrey each tallied two goals in the game.

The Hornets finished off the regular season with a 9-7 overall record and a 6-4 mark in ODAC play. ODAC Tournament information will be provided in the near future.