Centre women defeated by Sewanee in SCAC semifinal
The Centre women's lacrosse team fell 16-7 to defending Southern Collegiate Athletic Conference champion Sewanee in a conference semifinal game Saturday at Sewanee, Tenn.
The loss brings the season to an end for the Colonels, who wrap up the year with a 13-5 overall record after finishing tied for first place in regular season SCAC play at 4-1.
Meg Hawthorne (Cary, N.C.), Sarah Mastey (Chattanooga, Tenn.) and Emily Madden (Louisville, Ky.) each scored twice for the Colonels while Katy Cremer (Hudson, Ohio) added another goal. Claiborne Willis (Nashville, Tenn.) led the team with two assists.
The Colonels fell behind early by giving up the game's first two goals and never caught up. After Mastey answered with Centre's first score to make the game 2-1, Sewanee scored five of the next six goals to go up 7-2 and eventually take a 9-4 lead to halftime.
In the second half, after each side scored once, Sewanee put the game away with five straight goals to lead by as many as 10 points at 15-5.
Allison Eisner (Louisville, Ky.) made 10 saves in goal for Centre while Amy Nusbaum had 12 stops for Sewanee. Centre held a 14-11 edge in draw controls while Sewanee outshot the Colonels 32-25.
With the win, Sewanee advances to the SCAC championship game where it will take on Colorado College, an 18-8 winner over Birmingham Southern in Saturday's other semifinal.