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Women's Lacrosse - Wed, Apr. 12, 2017 by Troy Baranik

MONTREAT, N.C. - The St. Andrews University women's lacrosse team rolled past conference foe Montreat College 14-3 on the road on Tuesday in their final game of the season.

The first half was competitive for the first 15 minutes with Montreat tying the game at 2 before SAU went on a 5-0 run to head into the half up 7-2. Senior defender Laura Deihl (SR/Raeford, NC) recorded her second career hat trick by scoring three goals in the first half alone before finishing the game with four goals, a season-high.

SAU then scored the next six goals of the second half to make it 13-2. Freshman attacker Savannah Midgley (FR/Shallotte, NC) recorded her first career hat trick as well scoring three straight goals over the first and second halves to make it a true hat trick. She would also finish the game with four goals and an assist with four GBs as well.

Also recording multiple goal games were senior MF Nikki Bass (SR/Lumberton, NC) and junior midfielder Allie Aycock (JR/Marietta, GA) as they each score two apiece while Aycock added an assist, four GBs and two caused turnovers. Bass led the way with four draw control wins as well. Freshman attacker Tameria Richmond (FR/Lilburn, GA) also added a goal and three assists for four points on the day along with a season-high and team-best nine GBs. She also added a draw win and a caused turnover.

Senior attacker spencer McAfee also scored a goal with two assists as well in her final career game while fellow senior defender Tyreeka Johnson (SR/Gibson, NC) played well on defense forcing 5 turnovers while collecting a GB. Sophomore Arianna Thawley (SO/Middletown, DE) also recorded four GBs with a caused turnover while sophomore Shaqueena Kemp (SO/Raleigh, NC) and McAfee combined for five draw wins.

Freshman goalie Erica Marlowe (FR/Brewster, NY) played very well making 6 saves on 9 shots on goal. Marlowe finished her first season with 79 saves and a 12.7 goals against average. SAU outshot the Cavs 33-13 while they also led the GB category 32-12.

Midgley finished the year leading the team with 11 goals and 13 points while Deihl had ten goals on the season. Four Lady Knights also finished the year with at least ten points with Aycock and Richmond as the others while Richmond had 30 ground balls to lead the team. Aycock and Richmond also had 12 draws to lead the team while Johnson led the way defensively with 16 caused turnovers on the year.

SAU improves to 2-6 on the season and in the AAC under first-year coach Brooke Johnson while Montreat falls to 0-14 overall and 0-8 in conference.

 
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