Women's Lacrosse Faces Jacksonville in Opening NLC Tournament Match
CLINTON, S.C. - The Presbyterian College women's lacrosse team heads to Davidson College this weekend for the National Lacrosse Conference Tournament, where the Blue Hose will battle the Jacksonville Dolphins in the first round on Friday at 4:30 p.m. The team will then play a second match on Saturday against an opponent to be determined.
Live video and statistics will be available on Davidson's athletics web site.
PC, the seventh seed in the tournament, enters the weekend with a 2-15 overall record and a 1-6 National Lacrosse Conference tally.
The Blue Hose squared off against Jacksonville on Saturday on the road and fell to the Dolphins, 22-6. Catherine Ellis (Charlotte, N.C.) and Brianne Ward (Cincinnati, Ohio) each potted two goals while Jaime Beamish (Memphis, Tenn.) notched a goal and an assist.
Ellis leads the team with a program-record 45 goals coupled with five assists for a single-season record 50 points, overtaking Jenna Handshoe's 49 from 2010. The sophomore also leads the team in draw controls (44). Beamish paces the squad in assists (12) and shares the ground ball lead with Bonnie Corrigan (Yorktown, Va.), with 34. Kirstin Stenoien (Houston, Texas) has caused 16 turnovers to lead the Blue Hose in that category.
Jacksonville will bring a 12-4 overall record and a 6-1 NLC marker as the No. 2 seed. The Dolphins have won five of their last six matches and are led by Ali Hoffman's 32 goals and 23 assists. Karli Tobin has also started all 16 games in goal for Jacksonville.
PC will look for its first win against Jacksonville after three straight defeats. The Dolphins took a 17-11 contest in 2011 following a narrow 20-19 decision in 2010.
The Blue Hose have competed in the past three NLC tournaments, compiling a 3-3 record. Last year, PC grabbed an 18-17 victory over Detroit after rallying from a 9-5 halftime deficit in the consolation round following a 15-3 loss to eventual champion High Point. The Blue Hose picked up a win over Howard in 2010 by a 20-8 margin.
PC also faced off against Detroit and Howard in 2009, going 1-1 with a 24-17 win over Howard.