Falcons Soar Over Wolves

NEWBERRY - Junior Kerri Ann Barlage scored her second career goal against the Pfeiffer Falcons on Thursday, as the Wolves fell 18-1 at home to Pfeiffer.

Pfeiffer (1-0) surrendered the opening draw to the Wolves (0-2), before the Falcons took control of the game at 28:27 mark. At that time the Falcons picked up a ground ball, which instantly became a goal as Kristi Korn quickly dumped a pass off to Sarah Daly, who scored the first goal of the game for Pfeiffer.

The Falcon attack continued at a high pace as Pfeiffer racked up 10 goals before the halftime buzzer sounded. Pfeiffer emerged from halftime with an 11th goal, before Newberry picked up a crucial draw control.

Sophomore Victoria Thomas (Manhattan, Kan.) picked controlled the ensuing draw for the Wolves and got the ball into the pocket of Barlage's (Glen Burnie, Md.) stick. Barlage took the ball toward the goal and drew a foul, which gave the Wolves' middie a free-position attempt. From the free-position opportunity, Barlage beat Pfeiffer goalkeeper Rachel McCarthy for her second goal of the season.

Pfeiffer answered Barlage's strike three minutes later, as the Falcons netted the second of their eight second period goals.

Barlage led the Wolves in shots with three, while Thomas picked up a team-high three draw controls. Junior Kristin Balish (Manassas, Va.) led Newberry in caused turnovers with three and along with Thomas led the Newberry field players with two ground balls. Newberry's freshman goalkeeper Morgan Raffaele (Hilton Head Island, S.C.) recorded six saves and five ground balls in the loss.

Newberry takes to the road on Tuesday for the first time in the 2013 season as the Wolves travel to Franklin Springs, Ga. for a 4:00 p.m. showdown with the Emmanuel Lions.

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NEWBERRY, S.C. - Sarah Daly scored a game-high four goals as one of five players with multi-goal games as Pfeiffer University rolled through Newberry College 18-1 in non-conference action on Thursday afternoon. The Lady Falcons win their 2013 season opener, while the Wolves drop to 0-2.

Daly wasted little time in getting the season started off on the right foot with a goal just 1:33 and 3:50 into the match. Kristina Anderson would scored all three of her goals over a 15-minute stretch midway through the first half while Kristi Korn scored two of her three in the first 30 minutes. Shannon Bonnel would open up second half scoring while Daly added her third and fourth before Korn tallied her third within the first 10 minutes of the second half.

Katherine Athens picked up five groundballs and caused four turnovers in the win while Ashleigh Kassab picked up a game-high six draw controls. Rachel McCarthy picked up the win in net stopping two shots fired by Newberry.

The Lady Falcons will open up the home portion of their schedule with a five-game homestand starting on Wednesday against Converse. Wednesday will also mark the 2013 Conference Carolinas opener for the Lady Falcons with the first draw scheduled for 3:00 p.m.


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