St. Andrews Defeats North Carolina Wesleyan, 20-5

LAURINBURG, N.C.—St. Andrews Presbyterian College started the scoring just 12 seconds into the game and dominated play throughout en route to a 20-5 women's lacrosse victory over visiting North Carolina Wesleyan College on Wednesday afternoon.

Eight different Knights scored as SAPC improved to 5-10 on the season. The Battling Bishops fell to 3-12.

Senior Corey Whitbeck (Newark, N.Y.) won the opening draw control and took it right to the NCWC cage and scored with just 12 seconds expired. The Knights added three more in the opening four minutes to take a 4-0 lead that they never relinquished.

St. Andrews won 12-of-13 draw controls in the first half to maintain control of the ball for the majority of the opening 30 minutes pulling out to a 10-2 lead at the intermission. SAPC finished the day winning 19-of-27 draw controls including four by both Whitbeck and sophomore Jitase Hall (Newark, N.Y.).

The Knights scored the first five goals of the second half and cruised to the 15-goal victory. Sophomore Katie Wright (Waterloo, N.Y.) led St. Andrews offensively with seven points including a hat trick and a game-high four assists.

Freshman Kerrie Brown (Rochester, N.Y.) led all Knights goal scorers with five tallies. Whitbeck and sophomore Kelsey Binggeli followed with four goals apiece. Binggeli also had two assists for six points. Hall totaled a goal and a pair of assists. Freshman Farran Sanders (Hickory, N.C.) supplied a goal and an assist.

Senior Tenille Inman (Washington, D.C.) scored her first goal of the season and freshman Kristi Cooke (Greensboro, N.C.) concluded the SAPC goal total with one score.

The Knights dominated the scorebook by taking more shots, 58-13; scooping up more ground balls, 34-17; winning more draw controls, 19-8; and committing fewer turnovers, 35-25. Senior Meghan McAuliffe (Poway, Calif.) led St. Andrews defensively with six caused turnovers and five ground balls.

Sophomore Eryn McCaffrey (Cicero, N.Y.) made five saves on eight NC Wesleyan shots on goal to earn her fifth win of the season. Sophomore netminder Cary Trump (Wilson, N.C.) stopped an impressive 22 shots for the visitors.

Sophomore Katelyn Guinn (Graham, Texas) and senior Allie Stylc (Pasadena, Md.) each had two goals for the Bishops.

St. Andrews visits CVAC foe Pfeiffer University (Misenheimer, N.C.) on Saturday at 2:00 p.m.

2007-04-04



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