March 22, 2014

Sewanee Too Much for Women's Lacrosse, 23-3

The Oglethorpe women's lacrosse team had a tough day on Oglethorpe Track and Field Saturday afternoon, falling to Sewanee 23-3 in an SAA contest.

The Stormy Petrels were able to keep it relatively close for awhile in the first half. The visiting Tigers took an early 5-0 lead, but Carissa Thomast continued her goal-scoring streak with a man-up goal on a free-position shot with 20:22 left in the first half to make the score 5-1. Sydney Sparks then scored back-to-back goals at around the 12:00 mark, one of those on a free-position shot, as well, to cut the Sewanee lead down to 7-3.

However, the Petrels would not score again, and Sewanee slowly pulled away over the remainder of the half. They went into halftime leading 13-3, then scored 10 more goals in the second half for the 20-goal victory.

Sparks' two goals on three shots led the team, while Thomas' goal came on her only shot of the game. Goalie Paige Falkowski recorded 12 saves on the afternoon, but the onslaught was just too much.

The Petrels were outshot 45-9, including 35-7 on goal. They scored on 2-of-7 free-position shots, forced 16 Sewanee turnovers and secured their fair share of draw controls, picking up 11 to Sewanee's 17.

The loss drops the Petrels to 0-10 on the season, 0-5 in SAA play. They'll take on Buffalo State Tuesday evening at 6 p.m. in the game that will serve as the Petrels' Senior Night.

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