BLACK MOUNTAIN, NC - A young Montreat College women's lacrosse team found the going tough on Wednesday afternoon as they dropped a 23-0 decision to #10 Columbia College in Appalachian Athletic Conference play.
The Cavaliers were outshot 39-7 by an agressive Koalas squad but did collect four ground balls and eleven saves.
"My players fought hard in today's loss against the #10 team in the country," said head coach Katy Ferguson. "We made some good stops and had a few great caused turnovers but struggled in finishing on the offensive end tonight."
The team has a quick turnaround as they travel to take on the University of Pikeville tomorrow at 3pm.
BLACK MOUNTAIN, NC - The Montreat College women's lacrosse team scored a season-high three goals during their Friday afternoon matchup against Southern Virginia University but it was not enough as SVU earned a 13-3 victory.
Montreat got their first goal courtesy of Kylie McMinn (JR/Orange County, CA), who found the back of the net 27:55 into the first half. That goal came after SVU scored eight straight goals to start the second half and the visitors took an 8-1 lead into halftime.
In the second half, SVU was able to build on their lead, pushing it to 13-1 before the Cavaliers got going towards then end of the half. Katie Colenda (FR/Grimesland, NC) scored at the 25:49 mark of the half and followed that up with a second goal less than three minutes later to make the score 13-3. The two sides would remain scoreless the rest of the match and SVU would secure the victory.
While SVU held a 36-12 advantage in shots, the Cavaliers held a 17-11 ground ball advantage and Erin Holdsclaw (SO/Taylorsville, NC) turned away 17 SVU shots.
"Today our ladies played their hearts out against Southern Virginia University," said head coach Katy Ferguson. "We were able to score more goals than we have in any other game and we had a great defensive stand today with our goalie Erin Holdsclaw saving 17 of 30 shots on goal. Our defense stepped up their level of play today to help Erin hold SVU to only 13 goals, the lowest goals against in any game on us this season. I am proud of the heart and their hustle today and look forward to our continued improvements as we continue the season."
The Cavaliers will be back in action on Tuesday, March 15th when they travel to take on Truett-McConnell at 3:30pm.