Shorter Rebounds with 13-10 Victory vs. Newberry

ROME--Shorter lacrosse got back in to the win column after dropping the last two games, with a 13-10 win over Newberry Friday evening. The win evens the Lady Hawks record to 3-3 on the season, while the Wolves fall to 0-3.

Newberry got on the board first as Kerri Ann Barlage found the back of the net. But, Shorter wasn't far behind and tied the game up with 25:57 to play on Mia Wiggins' first goal of the game. Through the remainder of the half, the teams matched each other point for point; tying the game five times.

Shorter took the lead for good, however, at the 1:56 mark of the opening frame as Shelby Beverly scored her 10th goal of the season, and the Lady Hawks took a 7-5 advantage into the intermission.

In the second period Shorter added six goals, with four from Aiste Pranciliauskaite en route to the 13-10 win.

Pranciliauskaite lead with a game hit four goals, while Amber Hicks added three. Both, Crystal Marshall and Wiggins, posted two goals. Shelby Beverly and Bianca Rojas chipped in with one goal each.

Taylor Moody played the complete game in goal for the Lady Hawks, making 11 saves on 21 shots faced. Shorter held the advantage in ground balls, 22-19, and in draw controls 12-10.

The Lady Hawks will be back in action on March 3 and 5, when they travel to Colorado to take on Adams State and Fort Lewis.

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ROME, Ga. - Newberry junior Tessa Davis led the Wolves with three goals as Newberry fell 13-10 to the Shorter Hawks at Ben Brady Field on Friday afternoon.

The Wolves (0-3) jumped out to an early lead as senior KerriAnn Barlage (Glen Burnie, Md.) scored a free position goal less than four minutes into the game. The Hawks (3-3) recovered with a goal, before Barlage struck for her second goal of the day with 23:56 remaining in the first half.

Shorter netted back-to-back goals to take a 3-2 lead before junior Victoria Thomas (Manhattan, Kan.) scored her first goal of the season to knot the game back up at 3-3. Sophomore Noelle Allen (Lawrenceville, Ga.) gave the Wolves a short lived lead with free position goal before Shorter again struck for back-to-back scores.

With 5:41 remaining in the first period, sophomore Carly Marksberry (Lawrenceville, Ga.) tied the game at 5-5, but the final two minutes of the period swung Shorter's way as the Hawks scored twice to head to halftime with a 7-5 advantage.

The second period opened with a three-goal swing by the Hawks as Shorter increased its advantage to 10-5. Davis (Triangle, Va.) pulled the Wolves within four, but two-straight Hawks goals pushed the game to a six-goal differential.

With 12:33 left in the game, Davis struck for the second time in the game with a free position shot, but just over a minute later Shorter scored to push the lead to 13-7.

The two teams were unable to find the net again until the final three minutes of the game, when with 2:33 left Davis scored a man-up goal, followed by a free position goal by Baxtrom as the score moved to 13-9 in Shorter's advantage.

Newberry looked for a few late goals, but Marksberry's second goal of the game came with only 35 seconds left and time soon expired on Newberry's comeback.

The Wolves were led offensively by Davis' three goals, while sophomore Jessica Baxtrom (St. Leonard, Va.) notched a pair of assists. Thomas and Davis each picked up four ground balls, while Thomas controlled six draws at the circle.

Sophomore goalkeeper Morgan Raffaele (Hilton Head Island, S.C.) recorded seven saves in the loss.

The Wolves next play on March 4 in Tampa, Fla., against the Tampa Spartans at 4:00 p.m.


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