Wolves Power by St. Andrews for Road Win

Laurinburg, NC-- Newberry (SC) came to play as they were able to jump all over the worn-out St. Andrews team as they went on to win 18-8 at Knights Field in SAU's regular season finale.

The Lady Knights looked tired as they had played their 4th game in 8 days and seemed as if they were looking ahead to their big match-up for the AAC tournament title on Friday. Newberry seemed to have more energy and it showed as the Wolves jumped out to a 7-2 lead just 15 minutes into the game and went into the break up 9-4.

Newberry (8-7), an NCAA Division 2 team, was led by a balanced scoring attack as 9 different Wolves scored on the day including 4 from Jessica Baxtrom and 3 from Noelle Allen.

Newberry then went on to outscore the Knights by the same score in the second half, 9-4. However, the loss is just a meaningless non-conference defeat which was basically just a tuneup in order to prepare for postseason play.

The Lady Knights were led by 4 goals from team leader Catherine Lovallo, who now has 66 on the year and three from Victoria Bickett. Junior Jackie Jones had one goal while Lovallo assisted on two. Lovallo also takes over the team lead in points with 74.

SAU finishes the regular season at 9-7 and 3-3 vs NCAA teams. The Lady Knights were 6-4 vs. NAIA/NWLL teams this season.

St. Andrews will next be in action when they travel down to Presbyterian College in Clinton, SC to play the winner of the semfinal match-up between Tenn. Wesleyan and Reinhardt in the finals of the AAC tournament on Friday at 1:00 pm.

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LAURINBURG, N.C. - A scoring outburst by Newberry resulted In an 18-8 victory over the St. Andrews Saints on Wednesday at Knights Field, as the Wolves were led in scoring by freshmen Jessica Baxtrom and Noelle Allen's four-goal performances.

The Wolves (8-7) opened the scoring early against the Knights (9-7) as sophomore Victoria Thomas (Manhattan, Kan.) controlled the opening draw before the ball wound up the possession of freshman Carly Marksberry (Lawrenceville, Ga.). The freshman calmly found herself with the first tally of the afternoon as she beat Saint Andrews' Meghan Powell.

After a short back-and-forth between the Wolves and Knights, sophomore Tessa Davis (Triangle, Va.) notched her first assist of the day as she fed Marksberry's second goal of the day.

Following two quick Newberry goals, neither team was able to get an offensive look until with 19:30 Victoria Bickett scored the first goal of the day by the Knights. Both teams soon found themselves with scoring chances, but the net minders saw both looks turned away. After Newberry freshman Morgan Raffaele (Hilton Head Island, S.C.) turned away Bickett, the Wolves marched the ball down the field allowing Allen (Lawrenceville, Ga.) to net her first goal of the day and giving the Wolves a 3-1 advantage.

The advantage grew as junior Kerri Ann Barlage (Glen Burnie, Md.) controlled the following draw and took the ball straight to the back of the net for a goal. Freshman Jessica Baxtrom (St. Leonard, Md.) joined in on the scoring with 14:05 remaining in the first half as she scored off an Allen assist.

Allen assisted a second goal less than a minute later as freshman Alexis Cathcart (Spartanburg, S.C.) recorded her first goal of the day. Exactly 16 seconds after Cathcart's strike, Marksberry completed her hat trick as she gave the Wolves a 7-1 lead.

The Knights answered with a pair of goals, junior Kayla Hopper (Newberry, S.C.) scored her first goal of the season with 7:08 left in the first period. Allen and Davis hooked up with 3:18 left as Davis fed Allen's second goal of the day.

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