St. Andrews Defeats Seton Hill University

LAURINBURG, N.C.-Junior goalkeeper Morgan Achilles (Geneva, N.Y.) made a season-high 12 saves as the St. Andrews Presbyterian College defense held visiting Seton Hill University to just five goals en route to a 14-5 non-conference women's lacrosse victory Friday afternoon.

Achilles made nine of her 12 stops in the second half as the Lady Knights (1-2) and first year head coach Kati Robbins pick up their first win of the season. The Griffins (0-2) remain winless on the season.

Freshman midfielder Megan Jolly (Waterloo, N.Y.) led the Knights offensively with a season-high eight point performance. Jolly scored six goals and assisted on two other plays to be a contributing factor on over half of the Royal Blue & White scores. Jolly leads SAPC with 12 goals, three assists, and 15 points on the season.

Knights' junior Kim McDaniel (Joppa, Md.) had a three point showing with two goals and one assist. Sophomore Chelsea Ross (Newark, N.Y.) also found the back of the net twice on perfect 2 for 2 shooting accuracy.

Seton Hill took its only lead of the game just 71 seconds into play when freshman Morgan Cain (Fairmont, W.Va.) scored an unassisted goal.

SAPC answered with the next three goals to take the lead for the remainder of the contest. Ross knotted the scoreboard in the third minute on a free-position shot and Jolly put the Knights ahead with her first of six goals in the eighth minute. Freshman Victoria Bickett (Louisville, Ky.) capped the run with a goal 10 minutes later.

Jolly and Bickett have both scored in each of their first three collegiate games at St. Andrews.

After trading the next four goals, McDaniel scored the final goal of the first half on a one-timer shot off a pass from behind the goal by Jolly. The McDaniel goal doubled up the Knights advantage, 6-3, at halftime.

St. Andrews kept the momentum in the second half tallying seven straight unanswered goals in a 15 minute stretch, spurred by a trio of goals by Jolly, while the Knights defense kept Seton Hill to just two goals in the final 30 minutes to pull away for the nine-goal win.

Freshman Brett Vyverberg (Pittsford, N.Y.) scored her first collegiate goal to start the eight-goal, second-half outburst while senior Jill Donofrio (Elbridge, N.Y.) and junior Allie Faulhaber (Apex, N.C.) both recorded their first goals of the season.

SAPC held a 36-23 shot advantage and a slight 30-29 ground ball edge. The Knights won 13 of 21 draw controls including a game-high six by McDaniel. St. Andrews also forced Seton Hill into more turnovers, 26-23, with Ross inking three caused turnovers. Ross and sophomore Shana Schroder (Newark, N.Y.) led the Knights with seven and six ground balls, respectively.

Achilles (1-2) made saves on eight consecutive Griffin shots on goal over a 23 minute stretch to highlight her first win between the pipes at St. Andrews.

Senior attack Laura Hambruch (Burt, N.Y.) scored the Griffins final four goals to pace the visitors offensively including a player-down goal at the 21:48 mark of the second half. Senior starting netminder Julie Woodburn (Leonardtown, Md.) took the loss in net allowing the first 10 Knights goals while making eight saves over 52 minutes of work.

St. Andrews next hosts Indiana University of Pennsylvania on Tuesday at 4:00 p.m.


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