Waleska, GA- The #4 St. Andrews University women's lacrosse team bounced back with a vengeance Wednesday afternoon as they rolled over the Reinhardt Eagles 16-9 to improve to 7-1 and 2-0 in the AAC.
The Knights came out on fire as they raced out to a 5-1 advantage before extending it to 9-3 two minutes before the half.
St. Andrews would then score 6 of the next 7 goals in the second half to take a nine point lead with just 8 minutes to go in the game.
The Knights, however, decided to take their foot off the gas and win by the final of 16-9.
The Lady Knights were led by junior Jackie Jones' 5 goals and 3 assists and senior Victoria Bickett's four goals. Bickett also won 9 draw controls. Senior Shana Schroeder added 2 goals while junior Catherine Lovallo also added 3 goals while sophomore Bree Thiedt was able to score her first goal of the season as well. Lovallo also gathered 3 ground balls and caused 3 turnovers.
Sophomore Dylana Galery also got her first action of the year behind goal as she took over for senior GK Meghan Powell in the second half and recorded 8 saves. Galery also played as a defender in the first half. Powell was able to make 4 saves in her 30 min of play.
Reinhardt falls to 0-5 and 0-1 in the conference with the home defeat.
St. Andrews, now 7-1, will return home to host NWLL foe Emmanuel College on Friday at 4 pm at Knights Field.
National Women's Lacrosse League Coaches' Poll: Week 2
Mar 19, 2013
Savannah College of Art & Design (SCAD) regains the top rank in week twoâ€™s National Women's Lacrosse League (NWLL) Coachesâ€™ Poll. SCAD is 6-1 on the season and has won five straight games, while four of those victories have been over conference opponents. In week two St. Andrews and Robert Morris each received 69 votes to tie for the fourth place spot and Missouri Baptist makes its first appearance in the poll.
No. 1 Savannah College of Art & Design (SCAD)
No. 2 Shorter University
No. 3 Indiana Tech
No. 4 Robert Morris University
No. 5 St. Andrews University
No. 6 Aquinas College
No. 7 Midland University
No. 8 Davenport University
No. 9 Tennessee Wesleyan College
No. 10 Missouri Baptist College
The poll was voted upon by head coaches in the 15-team league. The second NWLL Top 10 Poll will be released on March 18.