SEWANEE, Tenn. (March 25, 2017) – An uncharacteristic performance by the Sewanee women's lacrosse team led to a 10-5 loss against Southern Athletic Association (SAA) rival Berry, Saturday, at Puett Field.
Both teams were sloppy in the first half. Sewanee jumped in front first when Anna Comer scored an unassisted goal in the 22nd minute. Berry answered back with five straight goals. Kelsey McAnnally and Claire Voltarel both scored twice while Savannah McKenzie added one goal during that stretch.
Sewanee answered with its second goal right before halftime. After a great transition clear, Hannah Bradley outraced Berry keeper Ella Makin and fired a shot into the open net with 23 seconds left.
With the lead, Berry stalled throughout the second half. The Vikings extended their lead when Voltarel scored with 26 minutes left. Sewanee answered back when sophomore Kelly Thomsen scored on a free position.
Unfortunately, Berry won the ensuing draw and scored again with a goal from Olivia Lobst. Sewanee did add two late goals from Catherine Crigler and Grace Zechman however, Berry outscored the Tigers down the stretch.
Overall, Berry had twice as many shots than the Tigers. The Vikings also almost doubled up Sewanee in draws. Those stats, along with 28 turnovers and only 11 clears, were the difference.
Individually, keeper Brianna Young did play well. Young faced 18 shots and finished with 10 saves.
Sewanee returns to action with a 6:00 p.m. contest Thursday against DePauw.
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