Women's lacrosse wins first home game of the season
Taking part in the first home game of their inaugural season the Centre women's lacrosse team improved to 3-0 on the season after they beat Missouri-Baptist 13-10 in Danville, Ky. on Friday, March 4. The Colonels are currently 3-0 on the season.
The Colonels opened the game scoring the first two goals of the game. Freshman Meg Hawthorne (Cary, N.C.) scored 25 second in and sophomore Annie Jonakin (Signal Mountain, Tenn.) found the back of the cage 4:29 into the game.
Centre went onto score six more goals to take the 8-0 lead.
Missouri-Baptist would post their first goal of the game at the 17:59 mark when Vanessa Kretzler was able to get the ball past freshman Lauren Esterle (Louisville, Ky.).
The Spartans were able to get their offense going following the Kretzler goal, as they went on to score three more goals, while Centre was able to record one more to make it a 9-4 game at halftime.
Centre had 20 shots in the first half compared to the Spartans six. The Colonels also picked up 13 ground balls.
Missouri-Baptist posted eight ground-balls and had 12 turnovers. The Spartans went 5-6 on their clear attempts.
During the second half of play Missouri-Baptist was able to make a run at Centre after both teams exchanged goals.
The Spartans made it a 12-10 game with less than 1:30 to go in the game.
Centre was able to close the game when freshman Sarah Mastey (Chattanooga, Tenn.) scored as time expired to give Centre the 13-10 win.
Centre finished the game with 29 shots and they were successful on 3-5 clears, while Missouri-Baptist went 7-11. Centre had 18 ground balls in the win and the Spartans had 12. The Spartans finished the game with 17 turnovers, while the Colonels also posted 17.
Mastey finished the game with six goals, two ground balls, and two caused turnovers. Freshman Meg Hawthorne (Cary, N.C.) recorded three goals in the win, along with two ground-balls. Jonakin had two goals in the win and three ground-balls, as well as two caused turnovers. Sophomore Emily Mills (Hendersonville, Tenn.) recorded a goal and freshman Meg Foley (Louisville, Ky.) had six caused turnovers.
Esterle picked up her third straight win on the season after recording four saves on the evening.
Kretzler and Amanda Sullivan led the Spartans in scoring with three goals. Katlyn Kraft had two caused turnovers in the game.
Next up for the Colonels will be a game against conference opponent Millsaps College on Sunday, March 6 in Danville, Ky. at Farris Stadium. The game is set to start at 11:00 a.m.