Davidson Lacrosse Drops Home Opener (and Closer) to Lehigh
DAVIDSON, N.C. — Despite grabbing the early momentum, Davidson saw Lehigh use a run in the middle of the first half to pull away and went on to take a 17-8 decision Monday night in the Wildcats’ home opener in women’s lacrosse inside Richardson Stadium. [With the subsequent cancelation of the remainder of the season, it also turned out to the the last home game of the season.]
The ‘Cats (2-4) went up 3-1 thanks to goals from Erin Cooke, Shannon Blee and Sam Rippley in the first eight and a half minutes. The Mountain Hawks though ran off seven straight goals and then scored twice with less than 20 seconds left in the first half to lead 10-5 at the break.
Lehigh (6-2), which won its fourth straight, was paced by Emma Eberhardt’s nine points on four goals and five assists. Gabby Schneider had six points with four goals and two assists, while Sondra Dickey registered two goals and an assist.
Three times in the second half the Mountain Hawks doubled up the ‘Cats at 12-6, 14-7 and 16-8.
Shots (33-22) and groundballs (25-15) were controlled by Lehigh, while Davidson won the draw control battle at 17-11. The Mountain Hawks were also 19-for-19 on clears and the ‘Cats were just 11-for-17.
New had a team-best seven draw controls, while Rippley and Anna West scooped up three each. Jane Degregorio picked up three groundballs and three other ‘Cats had two each.
Between the pipes, Delaney Guhman finished with nine saves and two groundballs.