BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (Feb. 18, 2017) – Despite being down 2-0 early in the match, the Sewanee women's lacrosse team stormed back winning its season opener 14-7 at Southern Athletic Association (SAA) rival Birmingham-Southern, Saturday.
Down by two, the Tigers responded with a goal from Sydney Beldock on a free position shot. After BSC pushed its advantage to 3-1, Sewanee tied the contest after a goal from Anna Comer and one from Meredith Sackett.
BSC then retook the lead at 5-3, before Sackett netted her hat-trick with two straight man-up goals late in the first half.
Sewanee took its first lead with 3:37 remaining before halftime as Sackett netted her fourth goal, this time off a pass from Beldock.
In the second half, Sewanee took control. The Tigers scored the first six goals which extended their lead to as much as 7, 12-5.
The Tigers eventually added two more scores, one from Hannah Bradley and another from Cooper.
As a team, Sewanee led in shots 38-28. The Tigers also forced 28 turnovers and grabbed 33 groundballs.
Sackett was outstanding with a career-high six goals, two groundballs, two draws, and one caused turnover.
Cooper also played well with a pair goals, an assist, and a groundball. She was joined in her debut by Myers, who added three goals, two groundballs, and a caused turnover.
On the opposite side of the field, Kit Sommi led Sewanee with six groundballs, a draw, and six caused turnovers.
Ashley Shepard and Jade Cox led BSC with two goals each.
Sewanee returns to action with a noon match Sunday at Huntingdon.