WILMORE, KY. — The St. Andrews University women’s lacrosse team showed improvement in their road loss to conference foe Asbury University (Ky.) on Monday as they scored eight goals but fell 21-8.
The Lady Knights got off to a great start leading 2-0 on a goal from senior Laura Deihl and a free position goal from freshman Savannah Midgley. St. Andrews used goals from senior Spencer McAfee and freshman Tameria Richmond to take a 4-3 midway through the first half.
Unfortunately for the Lady Knights, the Lady Eagles then went on a 9-0 run to close the half with a 15-5 lead.
The second half was then much more low-scoring as the teams combining for just nine goals. Asbury outscored the Lady Knights 6-3 in the second half. The ground balls ended up even with each team recording 14 apiece while the Lady Knights gathered more than Asbury in the first half 8-7.
Aycock, Richmond, and freshman Gemera Roycroft all added second half goals for the Lady Knights. Aycock led St. Andrews with two assists and three points. Senior Tyreeka Johnson led the team with three ground balls. A total of five different St. Andrews players had a multi-ground ball day.
Richmond and Midgley had two goals apiece while Midgley managed four shots with three on goal along with her one ground ball and one draw win. Richmond managed two ground balls, a draw control win and a caused turnover.
St. Andrews freshman goalie Erica Marlowe made eight saves in the first half and six in the second on 12 shots as she totaled 14 saves in goal.
St. Andrews will next be in action on March 18 in their home opener at 1 p.m. against Tennessee Wesleyan (3-1).