Sewanee falls at Berry in SAA semifinals, 10-8

Sewanee falls at Berry in SAA semifinals, 10-8

ROME, Ga. (April 23, 2017) – The Sewanee women's lacrosse team's season came to an end Sunday as the Tigers dropped their Southern Athletic Association (SAA) semifinal match at Berry, 10-8.

The young Tigers, who have only two seniors, finished the season with a 14-5 overall record. Sunday marked the final contest for seniors Crawford Horan and Melanie Matthews.

In the contest against the Vikings, Sewanee scored first when Mary Kate Myers ripped in a shot off an assist from Grace Zechman. After Berry tied the match at 1-1, Catherine Crigler and Brooke Winfield both scored for the Tigers.

Berry answered with a goal from Claire Voltarel with 7:28 left in the first half. From there, Alden Woolford and Myers both scored for the Tigers which pushed the purple and gold in front, 5-3. However, Berry answered back in a big way. The Vikings scored six of the next seven goals to take a 9-6 lead with 21:33 to play.

The lone Tiger goal during that time was by Preston Cooper with six seconds left in the first half.

Sewanee eventually pulled to within on, 9-8, after a goal from Zechman and one from Anna Comer with 12:44 remaining.

However, Berry scored a key goal from Savannah McKenzie with 8:57 left. The Vikings were able to hold off the Tigers down the stretch behind the great play from their defense and keeper Ella Makin.

Overall, Sewanee dominated in draws by a 13-7 margin. However, Sewanee finished with 30 turnovers which helped Berry to a 28-21 shot advantage.

Horan finished with 14 saves for Sewanee while Myers paced the offense with two goals, four shots, and two groundballs. Winfield also had a great game with a goal, three groundballs, and four caused turnovers.

Kelsey McAnnally led Berry with four goals, five groundballs, and one draw.

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