April 4, 2009

Longwood Downs Detroit on Senior Day

from press release

FARMVILLE, Va. - The Longwood University women's lacrosse team topped Detroit 19-3 on Saturday at the Athletics Complex in Farmville. Senior Liz Sellmayer/Baltimore, Md. (Mount de Sales Academy) led all scorers with five goals on Senior Day. Sellmayer is one of five seniors on the team. The Lancers improve to 8-4 on the season while the Titans fall to 4-6. Longwood returns to action on Tuesday, April 7, when it travels to Blacksburg to take on Virginia Tech at 4 p.m.

Sellmayer scored three goals during the Lancer's 6-0 run to start the game. Detroit scored with 15:08 remaining in the first half but Longwood scored three more goals to take a 9-1 lead. Detroit found the net two more times in the first half but the Lancers countered with four goals of their own to take a 13-3 lead at halftime. Junior Eliza Coughter/Charlottesville (Charlottesville) did not give up a goal in the second half and the Lancers added six more to make the final 19-3.

Sellmayer was joined in a pregame ceremony by fellow seniors Lauren Barnaba/Bel Air, Md. (The John Carroll School), Shawn Darrell/Chestertown, Md. (Queen Anne's), Michelle Owen/Finksburg, Md. (Mount de Sales Academy) and Dee Warehime/Westminster, Md. (Westminster). Barnaba finished the game with one goal and two assists while Owen added two goals. Warehime scored one goal with one assist. Darrell had one ground ball and one caused turnover from her defensive position.

Sophomore Kesley Dean/Centreville, Md. (Queen Anne's) scored two goals and assisted on three others. Freshman Mary Simpson/Richmond, Va. (Trinity Episcopal) added two goals and two assists. Junior Page Farmer/Richmond (St. Catherine's), freshman Karen Nirschl/Herndon (Bishop O'Connell) and sophomores Amanda Bereznay/Gwynn Oak, Md. (Seton Keough), Karli Brentlinger/Gambrills, Md. (South River), Morgan Illian/Salisbury, Md. (Parkside) and Cara O'Brien/Arlington (Bishop O'Connell) each scored one goal.

"The intensity was exceptional throughout," said Longwood head coach Janet Grubbs. "It was exciting to see all of the senior's playing so well together."

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