Lady Knights lacrosse season comes to end with first round loss

Special to the Exchange

April 15, 2014

COLUMBIA, S.C. — The fifth seeded St. Andrews University women’s lacrosse team saw their season come to an end on Friday evening as they fell 20-13 to No. 4 seed Emmanuel College, of Georgia, in the first round of the NWLL South Region Championships.

Senior midfielder Catherine Lovallo and senior attacker Jackie Jones each led with four goals in the loss while Jones also had three assists to lead the team with seven points on the day. Jones finishes the season with 16 assists and 10 caused turnovers to lead the team while Lovallo led SAU in goals with 61; and in points for the second consectuive year with 73.

Lovallo also led in draw controls in the game with four while midfielder Anastasia Schultz scored three goals to finish with 13 on the season. Junior midfielder Risa Wautel added two goals in the loss as she finished her first year as a Lady Knight with 16 goals.

Emmanuel jumped out to a sizable 11-5 lead at halftime as they clamped down on defense and won draw controls to keep SAU’s possessions down. The teams would then trade goals back and forth in the second half, but it was too much for the Knights to overcome as the Lady Lions extended their lead to 19-9. St. Andrews would rally in the final few minutes outscoring EC 4-1 to end up falling by seven.