SEWANEE, Tenn. (March 30, 2017) – For the second straight game, turnovers and a lack of quality possessions hampered the Sewanee women's lacrosse team as the Tigers fell to DePauw 9-7, Thursday, at Puett Field.
The Tigers are now 9-3 overall while DePauw improved to 4-2 after back-to-back wins this week.
Neither team scored over the first 10 minutes. In fact, tplay was sloppy over the opening minutes as Sewanee and DePauw combined for six turnovers. Sewanee finally broke the scoreless tie in the 19th minute when Molly Elkins scored. After winning the ensuing draw, DePauw answered back with a goal from Emma Flynn.
From there, DePauw built a 4-2 lead until late in the first half. With only 27 seconds left in the opening 30 minutes, Kelly Thomsen fired a shot in from Elkins. After Kit Sommi won the ensuing draw, Sewanee raced down and drew a DePauw foul. On the free position attempt, Anna Comer ripped in a low shot.
Along with an early goal from Alden Woolford, Sewanee and DePauw were tied 4-4 at the break.
In the second half, Sewanee took a 5-4 lead when Mary Kate Myers scored. After two DePauw goals, Grace Zechman scored off a great pass from Thomsen. Unfortunately, DePauw answered back with two straight goals.
Down 8-6 with 1:16 left, Sewanee pulled to within one when Woolford scored for the second time. It looked briefly like Sewanee would automatically win the ensuing draw, however, a violation before the attempt on Sewanee gave the ball back to DePauw. From there, a late insurance goal by Flynn capped off the win for DePauw.
Individually, goalkeeper Brianna Young was outstanding. Young finished with 14 saves, including many DePauw shots that were from close range.
As a team, Sewanee was undone by 27 turnovers, 10 failed clears, 29 fouls, and only four draws. DePauw was also inefficient with the ball. The Tigers finished with 32 turnovers and eight failed clears.
DePauw overcame its miscues with 30 shots and 14 draws.
Sewanee returns to action with a noon match against Centre, Sunday.