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April 1, 2014

Women's Lacrosse Falls Victim to Frostburg State

By Luke Christiansen

BUENA VISTA, Va.—On a perfect spring day, the Southern Virginia University women's lacrosse team fell to visiting Frostburg State, 19-3, Tuesday afternoon at The Fields in Buena Vista, Va.

The Bobcats (2-9) controlled the game from the first whistle, leading 7-0 before the Knights (1-8) got on the board with a goal from Kristen Kessler. Frostburg State responded with three unanswered goals before Southern Virginia's Claire Houghtaling scored on a free position shot to conclude the half.

Frostburg State regained momentum out of the break, scoring five consecutive goals. Rainey Whitworth answered for the Knights with a goal on a free position shot with 3:34 remaining in the game. The Bobcats would add three goals in the final two minutes of play.           

The Bobcats outshot the Knights by a 34-16 ratio and won the ground ball battle, 13-9. Frostburg State also earned 17 of 24 draw controls for the game, while the Knights were able to convert on two of five free position shot opportunities.

Sophomore Rainey Whitworth leads Southern Virginia with 12 goals on the season. Freshman Claire Houghtaling has scored four goals over the last four games, while Kristen Kessler contributed her third goal of the season.

Kathryn Lyman started in goal for the Knights, logging 10 saves for the evening.

The Knights return to action Saturday in a matchup against conference foe Marymount University. The first draw control is scheduled for 12 p.m. at The Fields.