March 7, 2013

Sewanee falls after strong second half by Marymount

CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. (March 7, 2013) – Despite holding a four-goal lead midway through the first half, the Sewanee women's lacrosse team could not hold its advantage as visiting Marymount (Va.) rallied for a 13-9 come-from-behind win Thursday on the campus of the Baylor School in Chattanooga, Tenn.

Early on the Tigers stuck to their game plan, which helped Sewanee to its early lead. Goals by Molly Arnold, Olivia Vietor, Brita Brudvig, and Mallory Grimm contributed to the 6-2 advantage with 12:49 left before halftime.

After the Saints added a pair of late scores before the break, Marymount started the second half strong. The Saints scored four goals over a 14-minute stretch to lead 8-6.

Ellie Murphy briefly stopped the run with a goal two minutes later, however by that time the momentum had shifted.

Marymount closed the match with five additional goals.

Despite a great start, Sewanee was undone by a number of ball handling mistakes and a poor shooting percentage.

Individually, freshman keeper Sammy Strasburger finished with a career-high 13 saves.

After traveling to Myrtle Beach, S.C., on Friday, Sewanee will return to action with a 1:00 p.m., (EST) match against Elizabethtown, Saturday.

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