February 22, 2014

Early scoring helps Sewanee make quick work of Rhodes

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (Feb. 22, 2014) – After scoring eight goals in the first half, the Sewanee women's lacrosse team breezed past Southern Athletic Association (SAA) rival Rhodes, 15-4, Saturday.

With the win, Sewanee is now 2-0 this season. The Tigers have outscored their opponents, 31-16.

In the first half, Sewanee had scores from Mallory Grimm, Brita Brudvig, Chelsea Staunton, Wittney Reed, and Ellie Murphy en route to an 8-1 halftime lead.

Out of the locker room, the Tigers kept rolling. A goal by Elsie Spencer and another from Mallory Grimm pushed the Sewanee lead to 10-2 with 26:30 to play.

After Rhodes scored its third goal, the Tigers responded with scores from Janie Hannon and Brudvig.

Eventually, Brudvig, sophomore Payton Fields, and Emily Hylton finalized the score with goals the final 15 minutes of the match.

Overall, Sewanee dominated the stats. The Tigers led in shots, 29-11. Sewanee finished with a 14-7 advantage in draw controls.

Individually, Grimm led the attack with four goals on five shots. Brudvig added three goals on four shots while Reed finished with two goals on five attempts.

Additionally, Katie Riddle had two assists while Murphy finished with four assists and a goal.

In goal, freshman Crawford Horan earned her second win with three saves.

Sewanee quickly returns to action with 1:00 p.m. match against Huntingdon, Sunday, at Puett Field.

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