March 2, 2012

Huge Second Half Leads Presbyterian Over Regis

from press release

CLINTON, S.C. – The Presbyterian College women’s lacrosse team scored 12 goals in the second half against Regis (Colo.) on Friday afternoon and overcame a three-goal halftime deficit to rally for its first win of the season, 19-16.

PC improves to 1-2 on the year, while Regis falls to 1-3.

The win marks the first for head coach Julie Redman at PC.

Regis led by three at halftime, but a big second half for the Blue Hose gave the home side the win.

Catherine Ellis (Charlotte, N.C.) led the Blue Hose with five goals on the day and Kirstin Stenoien (Houston, Texas) added four. Jaime Beamish (Memphis, Tenn.) and Laura Meade (Acworth, Ga.) each posted two assists on the day as well.

Goalkeeper Susan England (Bethesda, Md.) entered the game midway through the first half and earned her first win of the season, stopping nine shots in relief.

Bonnie Corrigan (Yorktown, Va.) collected six ground balls while Stenoien caused four turnovers in the victory.

The two sides battled for an advantage throughout the first half, but a four-goal stretch for Regis helped the Rangers take a 10-6 lead with 1:10 before the halftime break. The Blue Hose did not score for a span of 9:50 before Kelsey Rupsch (Libertyville, Ill.) tucked a free-position shot into the net to pull PC within three at halftime.

Stenoien scored three goals for PC in the first period and Ellis tallied two.

Regis would score the first goal of the final stanza, with Erin Dybus converting 3:42 after the opening draw. The Blue Hose offense would take it from there, however, as PC scored 10 of the game’s next 13 goals.

Corrigan and Brianne Ward (Cincinnati, Ohio) cut the Regis lead to two on free position shots before Ellis cashed in to make the score 11-10 Regis with 23:45 remaining.

Danica Cutshall pushed one past England but Stenoien, Ellis and Prisco responded—with two assists from Meade—to give PC the lead. With 16:09 to go, the Blue Hose grabbed their first advantage since 14:17 remained in the first half.

One Regis goal later, Corrigan scored from a free-position shot and Samantha MacCurdy (Vero Beach, Fla.) got in the goal column to extend PC’s lead to three.

The Rangers clawed back within one with 7:05 left, but Jena Ready (Charlotte, N.C.) became the ninth different PC player to score and make it a two-goal game less than a minute later.

Prisco put an exclamation point on the win, scoring with three seconds left.

PC heads to Bucknell on Monday for a 5 p.m. matchup in Lewisburg, Pa.

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