March 13, 2014

Women’s lacrosse falls against Centre for the first time ever

DANVILLE, Ky. (March 13, 2014) – Southern Athletic Association (SAA) rival Centre defeated the Sewanee women's lacrosse team for the first time ever Thursday, as the Colonels earned an all important 10-4 conference victory over the Tigers.

Centre took control the first 34 minutes of the match by outscoring Sewanee, 6-0.

The Tigers finally got on the scoreboard, as Chelsea Staunton fired in a free position shot.

Unfortunately, despite two additional second-half goals by Staunton and one by freshman Melanie Matthews, the Tigers could not overcome four late scores from the Colonels.

Despite the final outcome, Sewanee finished with more groundballs and fewer turnovers. The biggest difference in the contest came on the attack. Centre finished with 10-4 advantage in draw controls and outshot Sewanee by 19 attempts, 39-20.

Individually, Meg Hawthorne led all scorers with four goals. Staunton led the Tigers with an impressive match. The senior captain finished with a team-high three goals, seven groundballs, and five shots. Additionally, she was a perfect 2-for-2 on free position attempts.

Sewanee will now head west to California for its annual spring break trip. The Tigers open with a 10:00 a.m. (PST) match against Pomona-Pitzer on March 19.

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