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April 19, 2014

Women’s Lacrosse Finishes Season with Close Loss to Wesley College

By Luke Christiansen

BUENA VISTA, Va.—Despite a career high six goals from senior Caroline Schroeder, the Southern Virginia University women's lacrosse team fell, 12-9, to visiting Wesley College to conclude the 2014 season Saturday afternoon at The Fields in Buena Vista, Va.

Southern Virginia (1-12) burst out of the gates with three Schroeder goals in the first two minutes of play. Wesley (5-9) got on the board with 24:00 minutes left in the half, but the Knights responded with an impressive four-goal run fueled by another three goals from Schroeder.

Wesley stole the momentum in the second half with a three-goal run, cutting the score to 8-6. Southern Virginia responded with a goal from sophomore Rainey Whitworth, but the Knights could not hold off a six-goal run to give the Wolverines the victory.

"It's tough to lose a close game like this one," said head coach Jordan Sorensen. "I am extremely proud of this team and the progress they have made against high quality CAC competition. The future is very bright for our young program."

Schroeder was one of three Knights honored before the game for Senior Day as defenders Lillian Epps and Abigail Baxter also played their final game at The Fields.

Southern Virginia outshot Wesley by a 34-32 ratio and won the ground ball battle, 19-18. The Knights earned seven of 22 draw controls with Schroeder earning four on the game.

Schroeder scored six goals on the night, giving her fifteen goals on the season. Sophomore Zoe Bradshaw added two goals today to finish the season with a team-high seventeen goals for the year.

Jordan Lutz led the Wolverines with four goals and an assist, while also winning five draw controls. Katherine Cooke registered 12 saves in the cage for Wesley.

Kathryn Lyman (1-12) registered a career-high 16 saves on the night as the goalkeeper for the Knights.