Women’s Lacrosse Ends Homestand with Setback to Illinois Wesleyan

Women’s Lacrosse Ends Homestand with Setback to Illinois Wesleyan

SEWANEE, Tenn. - The Sewanee women's lacrosse team suffered a 9-7 defeat to the hands of Illinois Wesleyan on a cold and windy Monday night from Puett Field.

INSIDE THE MATCHUP
Final Score: Illinois Wesleyan (4-3) 9, Sewanee (6-3) 7
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HOW IT HAPPENED
-The teams traded goals in the first 2:02 of the contest. From there, the defense played tight on both sides, but with 20:26 left in the first half, IWU took their first lead of the contest, 2-1.

-The Tigers responded nearly two minutes goal on a free position goal by Brooke Winfield.

-Thanks to a turnover and a IWU yellow card, the Tigers were man-up that led to a goal by Grace Zechman to give the Tigers the 3-2 advantage with 12 minutes left in the half.

-The Titans responded with four unanswered goals, including two in the final 48 seconds of the half to take a 6-3 lead into the locker room.

-Sewanee got the contest to a one-goal deficit to start the second half thanks to goals by Mary Kate Myers (24:49) and Anna Comer (23:41) via a free position.

-However, that would be as close as they would get, as the visitors netted three of the final five goals of the contest.

SEWANEE KEY STATISTICS
-Anna Comer led the offense with two goals on the night.

-Grace Fulton collected seven grounders and caused six defensive turnovers.

-Brianna Young (2-3) played full time in goal for the Tigers, saving nine shots.

ILLINOIS WESLEYAN KEY STATISTICS
-Dani Englebreit recorded five goals on nine total shots. She also won eight draw controls and caused three turnovers.

-Janaye Godfrey (4-3) saved 10 shots in full time for IWU.

UP NEXT
The Tigers will next hit the road for spring break with four matches away from Puett Field. The first three will take place in Georgetown, Texas at Southwestern University. Their first matchup in the Lone Star State will be against Concordia Wisconsin on Thursday afternoon.

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