The Oglethorpe women's lacrosse team had a tough game Saturday at Monarch Stadium in Fayetteville, North Carolina, against Methodist. The Monarchs went on a 17-0 run before the Stormy Petrels could get on the board and rode that advantage to a 21-1 victory.
The Petrels could not find their groove, giving up 13 consecutive goals in the first half of the game. The Monarchs scored their first goal within the first 30 seconds, followed by two more goals within the first three minutes of the game.
Going into the second half, Methodist went on their second run of the game, scoring four straight. Senior midfielder Juliana Altman put the Petrels on the scoreboard with an unassisted goal at 14:33 of the second half, bringing the score to 17-1. Unfortunately, the Monarchs went on their third run for the game, scoring four more unanswered goals and giving them the 21-1 victory.
Altman tallied the only goal for the Stormy Petrels while also scooping up 5 ground balls.
The Petrels had 18 turnovers to the Monarchs' 15, won 8 draw controls to the Monarchs' 14, scooped up 10 ground balls to the Monarchs' 16, and were outshot 32-11. Both the Monarchs and the Petrels received two yellow cards in this physical contest.
"It was our team's first long road trip of the season," said Oglethorpe head coach Shawna Block, "and the team learned a lot that we will take forward and hopefully be able to apply to rest of our road games."
The Petrels will travel to Alabama to take on the Huntingdon Hawks in a rematch this Saturday at 7 p.m.