SEWANEE, Tenn. - The Sewanee women's lacrosse team, on its Senior Day, defeated the Colonels of Centre College, 18-9, Saturday afternoon at Puett Field.
INSIDE THE MATCHUP
Final Score: Sewanee (12-6, 5-1) 18, Centre (11-4, 4-2) 9
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CLASS OF 2019!
-Prior to the contest on Saturday, seniors Anna Comer, Catherine Crigler, Grace Fulton, Bridget McConville, Kelly Thomsen, Brooke Winfield and Brianna Young were recognized for their dedication and service to the program.
HOW IT HAPPENED
-Sewanee scored the first three goals of the game to open the contest.
-Grace Zechman, who entered the game tied for the most assists in a single season in Southern Athletic Association history became the new leader with an assist to Hattie Fogarty for the first goal of the game.
-After Centre broke the shutout seven-plus minutes into the game, the Tigers scored three more times, including a man-down goal by Sarah Strand, to push the lead to 6-1.
-The Purple and Gold went into the locker room with a 7-2 lead.
-The Colonels made it a four-goal affair, 10-6, with 21:10 left in the game, but the home team scored six of the next seven goals in an eight-minute span to seal the contest.
-Hattie Fogarty scored six points on two goals and four assists.
-Grace Zechman posted five assists in the win. Now with 57 assists, the junior becomes the SAA leader in assists in a season, surpassing Rhodes' Maggie Rippeto's 52 in 2017.
-Strand won seven draw controls, while Brooke Winfield forced six turnovers.
-Brianna Young (6-4) saved 18 shots in goal in almost 43 minutes between the pipes.
CENTRE KEY STATISTICS
-McKenna Hulette scored four goals to lead the visitors. Mary Katherine Hardy won a game-high 10 draws.
-Lola Duff (11-4) saved 11 shots in full time for the Colonels.
With the regular season in the books, Sewanee will turn its attention to the 2019 Southern Athletic Association Tournament. The Tigers have earned a first round bye, and they will host a first round game and the semifinals at Puett Field.
Sewanee will play the winner of No. 3 Centre and No. 6 Oglethorpe on Saturday, April 20. Times for both the first round game and the semifinal contest at Puett Field are yet to be determined.