Women's Lacrosse Stumbles in Season Opener

Women's Lacrosse Stumbles in Season Opener

MEMPHIS, Tenn. - The Sewanee women's lacrosse team suffered a season opening defeat over Rhodes College, 16-6, Saturday afternoon at Mason Field.

INSIDE THE MATCHUP
Final Score: Rhodes (1-0, 1-0) 16, Sewanee (0-1, 0-1) 6
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HOW IT HAPPENED
-Sewanee got the scoring started two and a half minutes into the contest with a Sarah Strand goal.

-The Lynx responded with six straight goals in about a 15-minute span before ending the half on a 5-1 run to lead 11-2 at intermission.

SEWANEE KEY STATISTICS
-Sarah Strand, Kelly Thomsen, Molly Elkins, Preston Cooper, Ceara Caffrey and Mary Kate Myers each netted a goal for the Tigers.

-Grace Fulton scooped up three ground balls.

-Brianna Young (0-1) recorded seven saves and four ground balls, while Amanda Jenkins saved five shots in the second half.

RHODES KEY STATISTICS
-Kendall Cunningham led all scorers with five goals, while Ashley Doyle and Maggie Rippeto netted four goals each.

-Lauren Lazure (1-0) saved nine shots in the win.

UP NEXT
The Tigers will open the home schedule next weekend with a SAA showdown against Birmingham-Southern on Feb. 24.

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