Women’s Lacrosse Advance to Semi-Finals

By JESSE SUTTON

Sports Editor

On April 7, the Piedmont College women’s lacrosse team made PC history by winning their first USA South Conference Championship game against Meredith College.

Piedmont defeated the conference opponent 16-7. 

Alexis Narducci earned the first goal scored by either team through a free position shot about three minutes into the game.

In this game, Narducci scored more than any other Piedmont player with six goals.

Maggie McDaniel, Kayla Freund, Cahner Manns and Megan McDowell each scored goals during the first half.

Piedmont added nine goals in the first 30 minutes, with Piedmont’s defense holding  Meredith to only three goals. 

In the second half,  Narducci repeated the beginning of the game, scoring a goal within the first three minutes.

The Lady Lions scored five unanswered goals in the second half before Meredith scored with only ten minutes remaining in the game.

The Piedmont defense fought the opposition as Meredith gained momentum and scored three more goals.

Meredith’s Lottie Meadows added the final goal of the game with only one second remaining. 

Piedmont’s goalkeeper Carly Haraka allowed seven goals, faced 15 shots and saved eight.

Throughout the game, Piedmont controlled 22 ground balls and completed four of 11 free position shots.

“We definitely came together as a team to play for each other, and I think that was the most important factor to our win” said Elaine Rossignol.

“Also, our coaches kept our heads straight and helped guide us through our win.”

The Lady Lions will play the second game of the USA South Conference Championship Tournament against Christopher Newport University on April 13 in Rocky Mount, NC.