Newberry Drops Decision at Shorter

ROME, Ga. - Less than five minutes into the first lacrosse game in Newberry College history sophomore Olivia Lawnick netted the Wolves' first ever goal, which was the first of six in Newberry's 13-6 loss at Shorter University.

After Shorter opened the game with a pair of early goals the Wolves earned a free position attempt with 26:41 remaining in the opening period, which Lawnick (East Brunswick, N.J.) converted for the Wolves first ever lacrosse goal.

Shorter outshot the Wolves in the opening half 24-8 converting on 11 shots for goals against the young Wolves.

Down by five, Lawnick scored her second goal in a Newberry uniform from a free position, before senior Kristin Stensholt (Melbourne, Victoria, Australia) tallied a score of her own with a little over 19 minutes remaining in the first half.

It was the Wolves who opened the scoring in the second half as freshman Nikki Colwell (Greer, S.C.) scored her first collegiate goal with 27 minutes remaining in the game. Colwell's classmate Meg Kenny (Mauldin, S.C.) found the back of the net for a shorthanded goal in the second half before Colwell added a second tally with a little less than 15 minutes remaining.

Newberry will have just over a week to prepare what will be another first as the Wolves host Urbana in their first ever home game at Setzler Field. The Wolves' home opener is scheduled to be played on March 7 at 4:00 p.m.

2012-02-26



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