February 25, 2009

Brown Nets Four; Pfeiffer Downs St. Andrews

from press release

MISENHEIMER, N.C.-Junior Kerrie Brown (Irondequoit, N.Y.) scored a game-high four goals for St. Andrews Presbyterian College but host Pfeiffer University used seven different goal scorers to remain perfect in Conference Carolinas women's lacrosse action with a 14-9 victory on Wednesday afternoon at NE Lefko Field.

A trio of Lady Falcons had a hat trick as Pfeiffer improves to 2-1 overall and 2-0 in the conference. The Lady Knights dropped their second straight falling to 1-2 overall and 1-2 in the league.

Brown scored the first goal of the game to give SAPC its only lead of the contest. Pfeiffer rattled off the next three scores but goals by senior Katie Wright (Waterloo, N.Y.) and Brown evened the score at 3-3. The Falcons soared ahead for good with four straight goals in a three minute outburst. The two teams traded the last two goals of the first half as Pfeiffer doubled up the Knights, 8-4, at halftime.

The Falcons held a slim 6-5 scoring edge in the second half en route to the five goal victory. Pfeiffer took advantage of three extra-man opportunities in the final period, scoring three times while up a player.

Brown finished with five points adding one assist to her four goals. Brown also led the Knights with four draw controls, three ground balls, and two caused turnovers. Brown is averaging over five points per game and leads SAPC with 17 points on the year.

Wright had a three-point performance with two goals and one assist. The Knights other goals came off the sticks of senior Courtney Ross (Newark, N.Y.), freshman Cara Manas (Harwood, Md.), and sophomore Kim McDaniel (Joppa, Md.).

Senior Kelsey Binggeli (Newark, N.Y.) and C. Ross both handed out one assist.

Senior goalkeeper Eryn McCaffrey (Cicero, N.Y.) made a season-high 17 saves for the Knights.

SAPC won 13-of-25 draw controls but Pfeiffer took more shots, 35-28, and collected more ground balls, 29-17. The Falcons were a perfect 2-for-2 on free-position shot attempts while the Knights only converted on 2-of-8 FPS.

Sophomore Sarah Hebberd, junior Heidi Karaskiewicz, and senior Kelly McConnell found the back of the net three times for Pfeiffer. Hebberd and Karaskiewicz both added an assist for four-point on the afternoon. Senior Patty Hunter finished with two goals; freshman Liz Melesh supplied one goal and two helpers; and senior Krissy Bentolila chipped in with one goal and one assist.

Freshman goalie Caitlin Ryan, the reigning Conference Carolinas Women's Lacrosse Player of the Week, made nine stops in her second straight victory.

St. Andrews visits Conference Carolinas rival Queens University of Charlotte on Saturday at 2:00 p.m.




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