April 18, 2009

Christopher Newport Wins USA South

from press release

BURLINGTON, N.C. – Christopher Newport’s women’s lacrosse squad defeated Greensboro in the championship match of the USA South Tournament, 18-5, to advance to the NCAA Tournament.

It’s the fourth straight USA South Tournament title for the Captains and the fourth consecutive season CNU will advance to the NCAA Tournament.

The Captains got off to a great start, scoring the first 12 goals of the game before the Pride got on the board with 1:47 left in the first half.

Christopher Newport maintained control in the second half, outscoring Greensboro, 6-4.

Chrissy Rogers led all scorers with four goals. Meghan Harkey finished with three goals and one assist and Katie Doherty added two goals and four assists.

Shayna Sargent finished with three goals andtwo assists and Kaitlin Quigley had two goals and one assist. Liz Klemens scored twice and Christine Mike and Maggie Dean both added one goal for CNU.

The Captains out-shot GC, 27-16. Gayle Robinson played the first 50 minutes and had six saves in the cage while Kristen Duca finished the game and stopped one shot.

Quigley was named the tournament’s MVP. She was joined on the All-Tournament Team by Harkey, Rodgers, Doherty, Robinson, Kelsie Dodd and Amy Suddarth.

Greensboro falls to 7-8 while CNU improves to 33-5. The Captains return to action next Friday when they head to the University of the South with start time set for 1 pm.

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