Alyssa Sack scored six goals, including the game-winner, as Lenoir-Ryne University rallied for a 13-12 women’s lacrosse victory against Young Harris College on Monday evening, March 9, at Moretz Stadium in Hickory, N.C.
The Bears improved to 4-2, while the Mountain Lions fell to 3-4. Young Harris lacrosse returns to action Wednesday, March 11, at noon as they face Belmont Abbey College in Belmont, N.C.
Lenoir-Rhyne opened up a 6-3 lead midway through the first half before the Mountain Lions stormed back to tie the game at six with 9:51 remaining as Taylor Greenberg sandwiched a Channing Milford strike with two goals.
The Bears got the next two goals before Young Harris closed out the first half with four unanswered goals – including the final three from Sierra Haas – to take a 10-8 lead into halftime.
However, Lenoir-Rhyne opened the second half with four consecutive goals, including the last two by Sack, to take a 12-10 lead with 18:35 to play. Milford scored three minutes later to pull the Mountain Lions within one at 12-11. The Bears added an insurance goal from Cathleen Gaffney at the 13:00 mark to regain the two-goal advantage. Mary Deatrick scored a man-up goal with 7:08 left to get YHC within 13-12, but the Mountain Lions were unable to get another goal in the back of the net.
Haas led Young Harris with three goals, while Greenberg, Deatrick and Milford each scored twice. Luckie, Leigh Anne Turner, and Belle Hardwick each tallied a goal. Deatrick and Milford led YHC with two asssists apiece. Haas and Aubrie Valvo had one assist each.
Maddy Meyers led the Mountain Lions with four ground balls, while Deatrick, Luckie and Valvo paced YHC with three draw controls each. Meyers turned away 11 shots in the Young Harris goal.
Photos courtesy of Young Harris College.