SEWANEE, Tenn. (April 2, 2017) – Needing to play well, the Sewanee women's lacrosse team did exactly that Sunday, as the Tigers defeated Southern Athletic Association (SAA) rival Centre, 12-6, at Puett Field.
Sewanee is now 10-3 overall and 2-1 in SAA play. The Tigers can still win the SAA Regular Season Championship with league games against Millsaps, Oglethorpe, and Rhodes remaining.
Sewanee opened with two straight goals from Brooke Winfield. After a goal from Centre's Hannah Bellamah, Mary Kate Myers ripped a shot in off a great pass from behind the goal from Grace Zechman. Less than a minute, Zechman tossed another assist when she found Winfield for her third goal.
Zechman then scored a goal of her own with 1:35 left in the first half off a great pass from Molly Elkins.
Sewanee took a 6-1 lead into halftime when Anna Comer scored with 11 seconds left.
In the second half, Centre played better. However, every time the Colonels made a run, Sewanee answered back. The Tigers outscored the Colonels 6-5 the final 30 minutes.
Overall, Sewanee outshot Centre 33-22. The Tigers were also better with possession. Sewanee finished 23-for-28 on clears and won 11 draws.
Individually, Crigler and Winfield both finished with three goals. Comer also played well with two goals, an assist, six grounballs, and three caused turnovers. Additionally, Farrell Guest, Zechman, and Grace Fulton all had multiple caused turnovers.
Behind the defense, goalkeeper Brianna Young continued her great season. Young stopped 14 saves in 60 minutes. Young still ranks among the nation's best in save percentage (64.7).
Hannah Gibbons led Centre with three goals, eight shots, three groundballs, one draws, and one caused turnovers.
Sewanee returns to action with a noon match at Millsaps April 8.