Lack of possession limits Sewanee in loss against Meredith

Lack of possession limits Sewanee in loss against Meredith

SEWANEE, Tenn. (March 6, 2017) – A huge advantage in draw controls and shots led visiting Meredith to a 17-7 win over the Sewanee women's lacrosse team, Monday, at Puett Field.

The loss was Sewanee's first defeat of the 2017 season. Meredith, who has earned back-to-back trips to the NCAA Tournament, had a huge advantage in possession. The Angles finished with 44 shots and a 19-7 advantage in draws.

Meredith took an early 2-0 lead after goals from Maria Codispoti and Carlee Joseph. Sewanee answered back with back-to-back goals from Sydney Beldock.

The score remained close over the next five minutes. After two more goals from Meredith, Mary Kate Myers scored off an assist from Brooke Winfield.

Unfortunately, Meredith stayed on the attack. After winning multiple draws and taking advantage of a few Sewanee miscues, the Angels led 9-4 by halftime.

In the final 30 minutes, the Tigers pulled to within four when Meredith Sackett scored. The Angels responded with four straight goals. A goal by Winfield, and another from Sackett, pulled the Tigers to within seven before Meredith responded with a 4-0 run to close the match.

Sackett led the limited offense with three goals, one assist, one groundball, and two draws. Beldock finished with two goals while Kit Sommi played well on defense with four groundballs and three caused turnovers.

Winfield also had a full stat line with a goal, an assist, a groundball, and two caused turnovers.

Carlee Joseph paced Meredith with seven goals, five groundballs, and three draws. Holly Hite also played well with a goal, two assists, and a game-high nine draws.

Sewanee returns to action with a noon match against Albion, Saturday.

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